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2004 Bianchi Signature Selection Paso Robles Pinot Noir

15.2% alc., 264 cases, $25. · This is a full-bodied version of Pinot Noir that I rather enjoyed. A deep, dark cherry nose leads to flavors of ripe dark fruits with some soy overtones. Sturdy, saucy and fat, yet well-balanced with good integration of the alcohol. This wine will appeal to those who enjoy "pumped up" Pinot. This wine reminds me of a quote: "Faced with a lush, richly extracted bottle of Pinot Noir, it's tough to argue dogma. It's a little like complaining of a lover that he or she is too beautiful." Reviewed September 5, 2006

Winery: Bianchi Winery