2006 Gallo Family Vineyards Sonoma Reserve Sonoma County Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $18. De-stemmed, cold soaked with other details not disclosed. Gina Gallo is the winemaker and Matt Gallo is the winegrower. · Deep reddish-purple color. Highly nuanced nose displaying aromas of black fruits, forest floor, mushrooms, cola and toasty oak. Rich attack of black raspberry and blackberry fruit which is mouth filling and pleasing and builds in intensity in the glass. The tannins are soft and supple, the oak is deftly managed and a pleasing lift of citrus complements the finish. A good crossover wine for Merlot and Cabernet drinkers. Reviewed May 7, 2009

Winery: E. & J. Gallo Winery
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