2007 de Coelo Quintus Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.48, 19 barrels, $69 (sold out). Aged 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Initially: More perfumed with brighter fruit. Lighter in weight with redder fruits including cherries and pomegranates. Soft in the mouth with a lively finish. Later: On the nose there are aromas of red fruits, vanilla and spice. Very tasty rich cherry core with a slight touch of tart cherry skins. Very good. Reviewed June 22, 2010

Winery: Benziger Family Winery
From article: Benziger Family Winery: Commitment to Terroir-Driven Pinot Noir