94 Points

2017 WALT Rosella's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

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Critic Review
Jeb Dunnuck
"Slightly lighter colored compared to the 2016, the 2017 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is more floral and finesse-driven, with perfumed notes of strawberries, flowers, and spice. Vibrant, seamless, and elegant are the buzzwords here, and it’s another beautiful wine from one of the top terroirs in the region."
92 Points | Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator
"Offers a silky mouthfeel, with lushly spiced flavors of dark plum, blackberry and dark currant that are well-knit. Well-structured, featuring black olive and baker's chocolate notes that extend on the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2025..."

Beautiful deep garnet in color. Effusive aromas of ripe berry, white flowers, and subtle baking spice. The palate is delicate and beautifully balanced with flavors of raspberry coulis, dried wild sage, white stawberry and candied violet. Well integrated and warm oak notes round out a juicy finish that is laced with a well balanced acidity. A very vibrant and pretty wine.

  • White Flowers
  • Baking Spice
  • Raspberry Coulis
  • Candied Violet
  • 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 Aging10 Months in 45% New French Oak (François Freres)
    AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
    VineyardRosella's Vineyard
    Vintage Notes

    The 2017 growing season began with significant rainfall, replenishing soils and reservoirs. A summer of gradual warmth indicated a textbook growing season until unpredictable spells of extreme heat throughout September created challenges for many vineyards. This slightly reduced yields, but great quality fruit. Cooling marine air arrived just in time to bring our vineyards to ideal harvesting conditions resulting in concentrated, rich, and dense wines.

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    Mile 203-211, Sierra Mar and Rosella's, Santa Lucia Highlands

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