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2006 Chasseur Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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Winemaker Note: Both depth of fruit and a sense of coiled strength are apparent in the aromas of this youthful Pinot, as its dark core of cherry and grenadine is neatly counter-pointed by savory notes of roasted grain, dried orange and tobacconist-shop spice. It is rich in texture, with a sinewy palate-feel and plenty of fruit, firmed by polished tannins. The impression of youth is amplified in the lingering finish, which is a tightly wound mix of sweet pomegranate, red plum, roasted grain, sumac and dried orange. This impressive bottling should reach its peak in another two or three years, but it can be enjoyed with great pleasure already.