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Costa de Oro 2010 Pinot Noir Reserva Oro Rojo Santa Maria Valley


This fruit-forward, complex Pinot Noir is attractive and irresistible, made by Gary Burk from his family’s Gold Coast Vineyard. He picks some pinot early and some later, and ferments them separately to monitor their development. The selected lots for the final blend created a balanced wine with intense flavors that will age five years or more. This delicious pinot offers a harmonious blend of black cherry, blackberry, and plum flavors with tangy notes of raspberry and bright red cherry. Beautifully balanced, it’s weaved with a tasty thread of allspice and earth. Pair it with special dishes like prime rib, filet mignon, herb-crusted rack of lamb, or grilled ahi. Available at the Santa Maria tasting room alongside Hwy. 101 at Stowell Road, it’s a well worth the $50 retail price for this special treat.


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