New Release 95 Points

2021 WALT Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir

$76.50 Member price*
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Critic Review
Wine Enthusiast | Matt Kettmann
"Dense and meaty aromas of blackberry and dark rose petals are intensely rich but beautiful on the nose of this bottling. The palate is thick and creamy yet has plenty of chalky tannins to hold the blackberry jam, violet, black pepper and cardamom-pod flavors in delicious check."
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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

Deep garnet in color. The complex perfume of this wine reveals ripe raspberry and strawberry notes interwoven with dried rose petals and a rich, resinous quality of aromatic wood. The plush and supple texture of the palate gives a round and warming impression. Seamlessly integrated oak barrel spice and luscious acidity lead to a finessed finish.

  • Ripe Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Dried Rose Petals
  • Barrel Spice

This vineyard, named for Gary Franscioni's wife Rosella, was planted in 1996 and was the first in their portfolio. Rosella's vineyard is characterized by it's maritime climate with strong coastal winds coming off of the Monterey Bay. Foggy mornings and sunny, breezy afternoons keep the site cool and ideal for Pinot Noir. We work with Pisoni, 777, 667, and 828 clones at this site which bring complexity and nuance to the finished wine.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging15 months in 45% new French Oak
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
VineyardRosella's Vineyard
Vintage NotesThe alluring 2021 vintage is remarkable for its low yields, which resulted in an extra degree of concentration in our wines. In a second year of drought, the vines grew quickly in the warm spring weather while our team judiciously managed watering block by block. By summer, the vines had set a lighter than average crop, and cooler weather in August allowed time for vineyard passes to finetune the fruit load and manage the canopy. After a smooth harvest season, we are excited about the flavor-packed 2021's.
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