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2008 de Coelo Terra Neuma Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.38, 24 barrels, $69. 25% whole clusters. · Initially: Lighter in weight than the 2007 vintage. Fully ripe array of cherries and berries with an earthy underpinning and chalky tannins. Fruit and spice really shine with swirling. Later: Bright, sexy and aromatic now with riper flavors of soft berry fruit emerging. Intense and bold with the taste of the soil coming through on the finish. Very good. Reviewed June 22, 2010

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