2016 Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir

Rosella’s Vineyard is one of the most renowned estates in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is owned by Gary and Rosella Franscioni. Originally planted in 1999, Rosella’s has forty acres of "Pisoni clone" Pinot Noir. The property’s close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool climate, with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow, gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine. Two acres of Pinot Noir at Rosella’s are allocated annually to Testarossa.

Tasting Notes

Medium red hue. Engaging scents of anise, sage, tea, sweet cherry pie, and orange zest. There are secondary aromas of grapefruit, melon, and pomegranate as well. Upon taste notes of cherry, pomegranate, and melon persist. With polished tannins and lively acidity, this Pinot Noir delivers now but into the future as well with its youthful, yet firm finish. Enjoy now through 2026.

~Bill Brosseau, Diretor of Winemaking

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Accolades:

94 Points / International Wine Review

The 2016 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard offers attractive scents of red berries and plum. It is very elegant on the palate with persistent red fruit, soft round tannins and rich juicy flavors. It is floral and fragrant with a touch of spice and hints of vanilla with lots of finesse. One of the finest vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Read more

93 Points / Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Bright ruby. Powerful smoke- and spice-accented red and blue fruit, vanilla and cola scents pick up notes of allspice and candied flowers with air. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry cola and floral pastille flavors plus an alluring spiciness and a touch of mocha. Finishes with emphatic, spicy cut and silky, slow-building tannins that fold effortlessly into the wine's intense fruit. Read more
Price: $66.00
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