A full-bodied, robust style, with abundant and evenly distributed flavors, featuring notes of ripe pear, guava and nectarine balanced by spicy, smoky oak. Ends with a long and zesty finish.
|Vintage:||2013||Grape Varietals:||100% Pinot Noir||ABV:||14.3%|
|Aging:||Aged 10 Months in French Oak (33% New)|
Rosella's Vineyard is located in the northern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey, CA. It is owned by Gary Franscioni, who also owns Sierra Mar Vineyard and co-owns Garys' Vineyard along with Gary Pisoni. The vineyard is named for his wife, Rosella. It is a 50 acre vineyard - planted in 1998. Loring Wine Company has 3 acres in this vineyard.
Clones: 667, 828, Pisoni Clone
Pairs well with steak, lamb, salads, mild & strong cheeses.
|Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SRP/Unit|
|750ml||12||Glass||8 96641 00204 2||$58.00|
"Winemaker Brian Loring’s take on this coveted vineyard shows rhubarb, pencil lead and a very clove-y cinnamon aspect on the nose. Raspberries mark the core of the palate, but the edges are speckled with strong herbs, from oregano to juniper. It offers a great mix of fruit and spice. - Matt Kettmann"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (July 1st 2015) 93 pts
"Alluring, with a supple core of blueberry, plum and raspberry flavors. Stays true to form throughout, ending with a pleasing push of ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2021. 400 cases made. –JL"
- Wine Spectator (June 15th 2015), 90 pts
"Offering up a touch more freshness and detail, the 2011 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is also upfront and textured, with ripe black cherry, rose garden and spring flower-like nuances all flowing to a medium-bodied, elegant and textured palate. There's not a huge amount of back-end depth but it's gorgeous nonetheless and I love the overall focus. It should shine for 4-5 years. Drink now-2018. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue # 208, August 2013), 92 pts
"The pure ripe plum and black cherry fruit joins spice and wilted rose notes for a complex, delicate mix of flavors, gaining on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 400 cases made. –JL"
- Wine Spectator (May 31st 2013), 91 pts