2008 Costa De Oro Estate Gold Coast Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

$32. Barrel sample. Primarily Martini clone. Grapes were de-stemmed, cold soaked for 3-6 days, inoculated with Assmanshausen yeast, manual punch downs, pressed to barrel at dryness and aged in 25% new Francois Freres French oak barrels for 14 months. Lightly egg-white fined, unfiltered. · Bright purple fruit with accents of spice box, clove and earth. Substantial tannins with impressive persistence on the pleasing finish. Good. Reviewed March 11, 2010

Winery: Costa De Oro Winery
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