Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Spicy and peppery, in a stemmy way, this intense, full-bodied red delivers fresh, vibrant acidity and density, with loamy earth and dried berry notes. Greatly in need of cellaring.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2009 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is an exotic wine laced with Asian spices, orange peel, leather, tar and spices, all of which add complexity to the the dark red fruit. By the aromatic lift, I would have guessed there were some stems here, but the fruit was totally destemmed. The finish is pointed and nicely articulated, even if I don't find a ton of Rosella's character here.Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Vivid ruby. Expressive aromas of raspberry, strawberry, blood orange and sexy oak spices. Concentrated and lush, with spicy red fruit and candied rose flavors framed but not overwhelmed by smoky oak. Shows very good balance and finishes bright and sappy, with supple tannins and lingering floral character.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2011
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 71 bottles owned
- 31 collectors