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2009 Castello di Amorosa King Ridge Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Nero

14.3% alc., $59. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Slight reduction upon opening, revealing aromas of black cherries, charcoal and oak over time. Lovely black raspberry and black cherry fruit with an earthy, loamy underpinning. A medium-weighted, richly flavored wine with serious intentions that still has some grippy tannins and toasty oak on board. Spectacular the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. A superb candidate for the cellar. Reviewed November 2, 2011

Winery: Castello di Amorosa
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