Exhibits a complex array of black cherry, cola, fresh earth, floral and sage notes in a full-bodied style, turning elegant and delicate on the finish, but keeping its detailed fruit and spice flavors and a touch of tar.
Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The deep plum/purple-colored 2007 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard exhibits a sweet, smoky nose of black raspberries, spring flowers, herbs, and meat juices as well as a hint of underbrush. This dense Pinot's Burgundian-styled aromatic profile is followed by a wine with California ripeness, richness, and texture in addition to a full-bodied, long, silky mouthfeel.
14.1% ABV. Opened and poured through the Vinturi into a decanter. Followed over two and one half hours. Initial nose of rich, rich, dark black cherries and other darker tree fruits. On the palate this wine is smokey with bright black cherry and plum. Tar lines the edges throughout the palate and lingers through the finish. There are lime peel notes from the front palate through the midpalate. This wine is really fruit forward, but not overbearing, there is a brightness that keeps the wine lively. Very approachable now with a decent decant of one half hour+ or hold 1-2 years.