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2008 C. Donatiello Wind Horse Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 45 cases, $72. This vineyard is located southwest of Sebastopol. Aged 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · A little more depth of color than the preceding wines. A riper fruit profile on the nose which is very expressive. Smoothly textured and moderately rich on the palate, this wine has a delicious array of dark red fruits including raspberries ending with a big flourish of fruit. There is a well-structured tannic backbone with a good grip of balancing acidity. This one can go the distance and will pick up charisma with more time in the bottle. Very good (+). Reviewed July 15, 2010

Winery: C. Donatiello Winery
From article: Tasting the 08s at C. Donatiello Winery