2005 ROAR - Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

Dark ruby/purple-hued with an extraordinary bouquet of flowers, forest floor, black cherry jam, currants, and blacker fruits, the 2005 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard displays a broad, savory, full-bodied mouthfeel, remarkable length, and stunning opulence. It is a gorgeous Pinot to drink now and over the next decade. This brilliant Pinot Noir is among the finest produced in California.

Drink Dates: 2007-2017
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 172

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Smooth and supple-textured, with a mix of smoky cherry, plum and raspberry-laced fruit that's deep and plush, ending with a long, tight, harmonious finish. 406 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007-2011
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: Jonasty
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 11/23/2012
Wonderful Pinot! I wish i had more bottles to drink! Earthy, smokey with other flavors of black cherry and cranberry. Great vintage!

Rating: 94
Author: MJM
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/18/2009
This is a beautifully crafted wine...needs air-could use some more time...but a wonerfully balanced expression of pinot noir.

Rating: 93
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/19/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2011

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Rating: 87
Author: ACyclone
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/10/2012

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Average rating: 94, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

262 bottles owned by 121 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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