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2006 W.H. Smith Maritime Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $54. No website. 707-965-9726. See notes on Marimar Torres Pinot Noir. · A woody bent to the nose and flavors. Shy red fruits a medicinal note in the aromatics followed by black cherry, earth and iodine flavors. After drinking this, I said, “What’s the fuss about?” This was a reference to the generous scores this wine received in past. Not so fast! The next day from a re-corked bottle, the wine was quite good with deep dark showy fruit and exotic wood accents. The medicinal note had completely resolved. The mouth feel was pure velvet and the wine was quite enjoyable. Reviewed April 7, 2008

Winery: W.H. Smith
From article: Pinots from the Edge