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2003 Siduri Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard

  • 90 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 98142-2003-1500

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($43) Medium red. Dark fruits, minerals, smoked meat, dried flowers, spices and earth on the nose. Smooth and silky in the mouth; a step up in brightness and flavor intensity from the foregoing samples. Firm minerality contributes to the impression of power. This is more like it. Finishes with good length and a slight rusticity.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Smooth, with a complex mix of cherry, rhubarb, cola and wild berry, finishing with a spicy, peppery edge that picks up light cedar and vanilla notes from oak.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2003 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard's sassafras (beet root) character is accompanied by notes of black currants, smoke, earth, herbs, and tar, tart acidity, and an elegant finish with outstanding depth. Consume it over the next 4-5 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    High-toned aromas with distinct menthol notes lead to rich, full, supple, forward, admirably complex and sweet flavors that display a plum and mocha character on the edgy finish. This is really quite a pretty wine but the acid sticks out noticeably on the finish and mars what is otherwise a delicious and harmonious effort. I quite like the style and this could be approached now with food or held for 2 to 4 years of development.
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2005
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  • With an impressive portfolio of some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in California, Adam and Dianna Lee have created quite a sensation. The Lees source from 27 different vineyards, and work closely with their growers to ensure the conditions in the vineyard lay a strong foundation for the resulting wines. Vineyards of note include Cargasacchi, Clos Pepe, Pisoni, and the famed Garys' and Rosella's. From these vineyards, individual blocks and clones are vinified separately to give more flexibility at blending time. All the Pinots are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 15 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors