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We Speak Wine USD 8.99 750ml

Red Rock Winery Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Clean and fresh if simple on the nose with light cola, smoke and baked berry notes framed with light dried citrus peel and sweet oak notes. This is just a hint chunky in the mouth yet retains nice freshness. It’s actually nicely light/medium weight with a core of slightly milk chocolaty oak sweetened red fruit that’s a lit indistinct yet quite agreeable. The finish shows some raspberry and cherry pit tones with some wood tannin sticking out but nothing that a bit of food wouldn’t take care of. I would like to see a little more acidity here to support the fresh flavors but this is fairly well done. 87pts

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Red Rock Winery:
Over the past decade Red Rock has gained an enviable reputation for producing superb ultra premium wines. They are handcrafted on the estate from vines that creep up the side of a dormant volcano west of Geelong. The mineral-rich soil, low rainfall and cool climate result in a unique terroir which, when coupled with sensitive winemaking, yields distinctly individual wines with power and finesse.

Editorial Reviews for Red Rock Winery Pinot Noir Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2011

Clean and fresh if simple on the nose with light cola, smoke and baked berry notes framed with light dried citrus peel and sweet oak notes. This is just a hint chunky in the mouth yet retains nice freshness. It’s actually nicely light/medium weight with a core of slightly milk chocolaty oak sweetened red fruit that’s a lit indistinct yet quite agreeable. The finish shows some raspberry and cherry pit tones with some wood tannin sticking out but nothing that a bit of food wouldn’t take care of. I would like to see a little more acidity here to support the fresh flavors but this is fairly well done. 87pts


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Snooth User: MissMaryQQ
16959127
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 12/20/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,058
1.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/10/2012

About what I'd expect from a low priced pinot. Not a lot of depth, some dark fruit and a slight bit mediciny.


External Reviews for Red Rock Winery Pinot Noir Reserve

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/18/2017

Our Red Rock Winery Pinot Noir offers layers of raspberry jam and plum supported by hints of vanilla, caramel and oak. A touch of Zinfandel helps to create a rich palate and silky mouthfeel, leading the way to a lingering, fruit forward finish. It’s a versatile match for a wide range of foods, offering a delicious counterpart to roasted poultry, pork and beyond. Description: As any true explorer knows, inspiration comes in many forms. At Red Rock Winery, we get ours from the beauty of nature, which inspires us to create something spectacular with the tools we’ve been given. Each bottle of Red Rock is crafted as an everlasting oath—a promise—to put our all into every wine we make. These wines inspire us to never stop dreaming, to never stop climbing. Winemaking Notes: At the winery, the grapes for our Pinot Noir were destemmed and then fermented in a combination of upright, rotary and conesweep tanks for one week at cool temperatures to retain delicate aromatics and a crisp acidity. Following primary fermentation, this Pinot Noir underwent malolactic fermentation to create a creamy mouthfeel with lots of texture. Wine Description: A touch of Zinfandel helps to create a rich palate and silky mouthfeel, leading the way to a lingering, fruit forward finish.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 07/21/2016

Our Red Rock Winery Pinot Noir offers layers of raspberry jam and plum supported by hints of vanilla, caramel and oak. A touch of Zinfandel helps to create a rich palate and silky mouthfeel, leading the way to a lingering, fruit forward finish. It’s a versatile match for a wide range of foods, offering a delicious counterpart to roasted poultry, pork and beyond. Description: As any true explorer knows, inspiration comes in many forms. At Red Rock Winery, we get ours from the beauty of nature, which inspires us to create something spectacular with the tools we’ve been given. Each bottle of Red Rock is crafted as an everlasting oath—a promise—to put our all into every wine we make. These wines inspire us to never stop dreaming, to never stop climbing. Viticulture Notes: The 2014 vintage in California mild and dry throughout most of the season. A few well-timed rains and warm, sunny weather in the summer allowed grapes to ripen at their own pace. Harvest was early and quick, resulting in wines that are well-balanced and fruit-forward. Winemaking Notes: At the winery, the grapes for our Pinot Noir were destemmed and then fermented in a combination of upright, rotary and conesweep tanks for one week at cool temperatures to retain delicate aromatics and a crisp acidity. Following primary fermentation, this Pinot Noir underwent malolactic fermentation to create a creamy mouthfeel with lots of texture. Wine Description: A touch of Zinfandel helps to create a rich palate and silky mouthfeel, leading the way to a lingering, fruit forward finish. Varietal Content: 93% Pinot Noir 7% Zinfandel Titratable Acidity: 0.51g/100ml pH: 3.72 Alcohol Level: 13.9% Residual Sugar: .17g/100ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/29/2013

Our Red Rock Winery Pinot Noir has flavors of jammy red cherry, plum and raspberry, supported by hints of vanilla and caramel oak. A touch of Zinfandel helps to create a rich palate and silky mouthfeel, leading the way to a lingering, fruit forward finish. This Pinot Noir is an excellent match for a wide range of foods, offering a delicious balance to roasted poultry or pork. - WineryTitratable Acidity: 0.51g/100mlpH: 3.72Alcohol Level: 13.5%Residual Sugar: .12g/100ml



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