2006 Del Dotto Vineyards Cinghiale Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $75. Cinghiale is Italian for wild bore. · Deep reddish-purple robe. Mysterious nose of dark stone fruits and sweet oak. Rich dark fruits on the palate which are very luscious but are currently overpowered by tannins. This is a big-boy Pinot that drinks like a Cabernet Franc. Packed and stacked, time is needed for the tannins to soften and the fruit to emerge. If you drink it now, decant and serve with a good steak. Reviewed May 7, 2008

Winery: Del Dotto Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Pinot