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2008 Forestville California Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $3.99 (with a cork and capsule!). Sourced from Northern California vineyards. The first finished 2008 Pinot Noir I have sampled from bottle. Can it be done for $3.99? No way. · Very funky nose highly reduced with aromas of burnt match and burnt banana obscuring all fruit. Cherry and strawberry fruits on the palate that have a roasted or burnt quality. Soft and smooth, moderate tannins and a hint of citrus on the finish. About what you can expect at this price. Reviewed May 7, 2009

Winery: Forestville
From article: Small Sips of More California Pinot