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2008 de Coelo Quintus Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., Not released. · Initial: Sexy perfume of red cherries and cut flowers. Tight with oak showing. Later: Magnificent now showing an appealing earthiness enrobing the cherry fruit. The nose is bright with cherries and berries and the smell of bark, cigar box and the outdoor smell of underbrush. The dry fine grain tannins are restrained, and secondary notes of earthiness and grass have emerged. Very good. Reviewed June 22, 2010

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