2008 Chasseur Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
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This wine is rich, gutsy and forthcoming to the nose, with sweet dark cherry, boysenberry, baking spice and humidor scents. There are also pomegranate syrup- like notes and hints of bouillon and white and pink peppercorns in the background. It is decidedly youthful and extremely rich in the mouth, with firm tannic grip, appealing brightness and impressive fruit clarity. The finish reinforces the dual impressions of richness and youth, as drying mineral notes, tannin, and zest firm up the mouthfeel, although their effects are never enough to blunt the onrush of cherry, red plum and pomegranate fruit and savory spice. Drink it now with a fatty roast or sautéed duck, but know that it will grow in stature and elegance if it’s cellared for another couple of years.