Give this wine some time to open. It starts one-dimensional, but as it opens it offers more Pommard than Russian River, deeply bruised plum and black cherries, earthy mushrooms still dirty with rich loam, all balanced by a hint of allspice and anise. This is a marvelous food wine, just begging for a braised veal shank.

WHO MacRostie Winery and Vineyard
WHAT Pinot Noir
WHERE California, Sonoma County, Carneros
WHEN 2005
HOW MUCH $40


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