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Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2008

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Medium and bright ruby color, with a good fruity nose of ripe cherries, blueberries and root beer. The full palate has very good acidity and has all the flavors of the nose with the addition of raspberries and cinnamon. The acidity and oak on the finish blend nicely with the fruit and spice.

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Roar Wines:
We are a family winery specializing in small lots of Santa Lucia Highland's Pinot Noir, Syrah and beginning in the summer of 2009, Chardonnay. Our roots in the Santa Lucia Highlands are quite deep. Both Gary and Rosella grew up in California's agricultural heartland where Gary’s family has farmed for over 100 years. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in agribusiness, Gary took over th... Read more
We are a family winery specializing in small lots of Santa Lucia Highland's Pinot Noir, Syrah and beginning in the summer of 2009, Chardonnay. Our roots in the Santa Lucia Highlands are quite deep. Both Gary and Rosella grew up in California's agricultural heartland where Gary’s family has farmed for over 100 years. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in agribusiness, Gary took over the running of the family farm business, which owned and managed over 200 acres of row crops in the Salinas Valley. Recognizing the region's potential for premium wine grapes, we planted Rosella's Vineyard in 1996. We also co-own and manage the Garys' Vineyard with Gary Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyard. Read less

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01/01/2013

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External Reviews for Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

11/12/2010

Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. If we have noted a certain atypical restraint in more than a few 2008 Pinots from the Santa Lucia Highlands, this very rich, fully ripened wine is bursting with sweet, black cherry fruit and is, to our minds, a fairly classic rendition of Pisoni fruit. It is a flashy, full-bodied, very forward wine to be sure, but it is not overdone and proves that balance and beauty are well within the reach of even very ripe wines.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/12/2010

Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Deep, very precise Pinot Noir fruit is joined by just the right measure of sweet oak in the beautifully proportioned young wine, and, while showing the kind of fruity richness and depth that marks Rosella's Vineyard at its best, it is also among the more mannerly and carefully balanced offerings that we have seen from the site. Its impressions of polish and structure convince that it will grow for a few years at least, but we can see where its immediate charms may make cellaring a bit easier said than done.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Deep


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
06/09/2010

Grapes for the 2008 Garys Vineyard Pinot Noir were harvested between September 22nd and October 3rd at 25.9brix and spent an average of 22 days on the skins before being pressed to French oak barrels for 11 months aging. The wine was racked once and bottled unfiltered and unfined on August 18th, 2009. Sold Out at Winery Cases :710 price/bottle $50 Alcohol 14.9% T.A. 0.59 pH3.62 Clones:Pisoni Aging: 11 months Cooperage:100% French.,70%new, (Remond, Francois Freres, Ermitage) Tasting Notes: Very deep ruby color, with a bright nose of rose petals, plums, black cherries and toast. The palate is ripe with big berry and chocolate flavors and is framed by soft acidity and round tannins. There is a long finish with a good balance of fruit and oak.


External Review
03/26/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Roar Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard 750ml



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Medium and bright ruby color, with a good fruity nose of ripe cherries, blueberries and root beer. The full palate has very good acidity and has all the flavors of the nose with the addition of raspberries and cinnamon. The acidity and oak on the finish blend nicely with the fruit and spice.

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