92+ Points

2016 WALT Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Critic Review
Wine Advocate, Lisa Perotti-Brown
"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard has an understated nose of cranberries, pomegranate and rhubarb with touches of dried herbs, anise and black soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely perfumed fruit and is a lot showier than the nose initially suggests, with velvety tannins and great persistence."

Central Coast AVA
Roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California from Santa Barbara County to San Francisco County

Santa Lucia Highlands
Maritime climate with strong coastal winds from Monterey Bay

Sandy Loam Soils
Cause vines to produce grapes with powerful varietal character

Rosella's Vineyard features layered aromatics - bright floral, violet pastile, baking spice, and delicate white strawberry. The elegant yet focused palate opens with fresh red fruit flavors followed by underlying notes of earth and subtle sage. Texturally this wine is delicate and subtly round with a juicy finish that is laced with a well balanced acidity.

  • Violet
  • Baking Spice
  • Red Fruit
  • Earth
  • 2016 WALT Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir is dynamic, elegant and expressive with flavors of ripe plum, cherry and structured velvety tannins.

    More Information
    Bottle Size750mL
    Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
    Barrel Aging10 Months in 50% New French Oak
    AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
    VineyardRosella's Vineyard
    Vintage NotesThe 2016 harvest was early, with slightly lower than normal yield, but exceptional fruit quality. After many years of drought, we experienced winter rains that helped alleviate the dry conditions that plagued us the prior four years. The entire ripening season enjoyed cooler than average days and nights. July and August were particularly temperate allowing for longer hang times, which ripened the grapes uniformly.
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    Mile 203-211, Sierra Mar and Rosella's, Santa Lucia Highlands

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