Lush and mouthwatering mid-palate bursting with sweet fruit and subtle notes of spice. Deep wild berry, blackberry and plum flavors with structured oak and a long lasting, epic finish.
|Vintage:||2012||Grape Varietals:||100% Pinot Noir||ABV:||15.2%|
|Aging:||11 months French Oak – 50% New|
Vineyard: Rosella's Vineyard
Clone: 777, Pisoni & 115
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California
Harvested: October 6th & October 16th, 2012
Style: Unfined and Unfiltered
Bottled: August 2013
|Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SRP/Unit|
|750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01712 6||$58.00|
"Tasted out of barrel, the 2014 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard is fresh and focused with pretty spring flowers, violets and darker fruit, bright acidity and solid purity of fruit. It should certainly be an outstanding wine. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 221, October 2015), 90-92 pts
"Rich, bold and layered, with tiers of blackberry, black licorice, cedar, fresh earth, road tar and tobacco notes. Coats the palate, yet for all its size and density this retains a measure of finesse and grace. Drink now through 2023.—J.L."
- Wine Spectator's Insider (February 4th 2015), 93 pts
"Giving up lots of Bing cherry, tropical fruits and crushed violet characteristics, winemaker Andrew Vingiello’s 2013 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard is medium-bodied, elegant, and finesse-driven with more purity and freshness than the Garys’ Vineyard release, yet still concentrated and textured. Coming from Pisoni, 777 and 115 clones, completely destemmed and aged in 50% new French oak, drink this silky, pure and beautifully balanced Pinot Noir anytime over the coming 5-6 years. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 221, October 2015), 93 pts
"Tasted out of barrel, the 2013 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard looks to be the most impressive of the 2013s. Showing medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and good concentration, with solid dark fruits, ground herbs, licorice and even hints of meatiness, it builds nicely in the glass and has tons of potential. It should drink nicely on release and have 8-10 years of overall longevity. The young and talented Andrew Vingiello continues to make superb single vineyard Pinot Noirs under his AP Vin label. Described as a "post card" vintage by Andrew, these 2012s showed beautifully from barrel, and were all outstanding from bottle. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 92-95 pts
"A rich and full-blown version, with dense, expressive dark berry, mocha, toasty oak and spicy-peppery notes. This potent youngster shows a big upside, ending with a full range of deep, persistent flavors. Drink now through 2023. 350 cases made. –JL"
- Wine Spectator (June 15th 2014), 93 pts
"A smoking effort, the 2012 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard gives up rich, savory notes of kirsch and black cherry fruit, dried earth and spice in its medium-bodied, textured, sexy personality. While it certainly shows the vintages forward, upfront nature, it has beautifully integrated acidity, ripe tannin and a terrific finish. In short, it's a fantastic Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 4-5 years. The young and talented Andrew Vingiello continues to make superb single vineyard Pinot Noirs under his AP Vin label. Described as a "post card" vintage by Andrew, these 2012s showed beautifully from barrel, and were all outstanding from bottle. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 93 pts
"Looking at the 2012 Pinot Noirs from barrel, they appear to be a step up from the 2011s (which are no slouches). The lightest of the trio, with gorgeous purity of fruit and a seamless texture, the 2012 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard has great aromatics, medium-bodied richness and thrilling purity and detail on the finish. Most likely surpassing the 2011, it's a beautiful Pinot Noir that should have a decade of longevity. Drink 2015-2022. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 92-94 pts