2007 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
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2007 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast-- 225 cases, 14.2% alcohol, 25% new French oak. This is the drinker in the bunch much like its predecessor. Itís a punched up version of the 2006 and a good snapshot into the qualities that make 2007 a superior vintage. This bottling consists of the clone 667 from Occidental Ridge, the youngest block of Summa and three barrels of Willow Creek that didnít make the vineyard cut. Itís a nice mix of red and black fruits owing to its vineyard diversity and very coastal in nature minus the firm spine that winds the vineyard bottlings up for a couple years.