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2010 Stomping Girl Corona Creek Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 202 cases, $34. This vineyard is located in the Petaluma Gap. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation. Aged in French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of coffee, bark, tar, black cherries, sage and spice. A bit reduced upon opening. Appealing rich flavors of black cherries, dark berries and cassis, with a noticeable cloak of oak manifested by coffee flavor. Finishes with a little heat. May show better integration of oak over time, but not to my taste at present. Tasted twice. Decent. Reviewed October 2, 2012

Winery: Stomping Girl Wines
From article: California Pinot Noir from A to T