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The Kitchen Wineshop USD 48.00 750ml

Roessler Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Bluejay 2007

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Our 2007 Bluejay Pinot Noir starts off with a deep nose of dark fruit and sweet oak which continues as it opens to include earthy qualities of forest floor and mushroom. The mouthfeel is textured with rich tannins, and while the palate is much redder in fruit character than the nose, there is still a good blend of dark and red fruit. Mushroom, chocolate, smoke, and spice layer the palate, bringing a complex balance of fruit, earth, and structure through a long, textured finish.

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Roessler Cellars:
In 2000 Roger Roessler, a longtime restaurateur with projects spread across the western part of the country, and his brother Richard, an electrical engineer and hobbyist winemaker, created Roessler Cellars, dedicated primarily to the kind of food-friendly Pinot Noir on which Roger had built wine lists for his restaurants. Roger’s restaurant interests included a share in the historic Swiss Hote... Read more
In 2000 Roger Roessler, a longtime restaurateur with projects spread across the western part of the country, and his brother Richard, an electrical engineer and hobbyist winemaker, created Roessler Cellars, dedicated primarily to the kind of food-friendly Pinot Noir on which Roger had built wine lists for his restaurants. Roger’s restaurant interests included a share in the historic Swiss Hotel on Sonoma’s town square, where the Sangiacomo family, Carneros’ largest independent grape growers, were regular customers. When it occurred to Roger that he might like to make wine, Angelo Sangiacomo did not hesitate to offer him four and a half tons of pinot noir. On the strength of this offer, the brothers formed the winery, enlisted Wells Guthrie of Copain Wines as their winemaker, and began an expansion that encompassed, just seven years later, no fewer than eleven acclaimed and award winning vineyard-designated pinots sourced from Willamette Valley to the Santa Rita Hills, five appellation pinots with proprietary names, and a dribble of chardonnay. The Roesslers purchased forty acres near Annapolis, in the Sonoma Coast, and fourteen acres in Carneros, where they began planting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 2003. With offices on the beautiful plaza in Sonoma, The winemaking is now headed up by full time winemaker Scott Shapley, who is Guthrie’s brother in law and Roessler Cellars has become one of the premiere producers of hand crafted Pinot Noirs in the U.S. sourcing fruit from many of the finest coastal vineyards. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Roessler Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Bluejay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,566
0.00 5
02/23/2009

The fruity nose is slightly confected with very sweet smelling blueberry fruit and gentle hints of spice and soil. This is like a junior fruit bomb. Packed with sweet fruit yet balanced by juicy acidity. Fruity through the medium length finish that's a touch sweet. This could use a bit more depth and complexity but is an approachable, popularly styled wine. 88pts

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    Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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    2.50 5
    02/22/2009

    Poultry spices and rotting meat on the mouth, apple sauce, cinnamon, and a sweet rancidity.


    Snooth User: brooklynwino
    87438118
    3.00 5
    02/22/2009

    Strange potato peelings and black jam on the nose. Some dark soil with a pretty floral nose and some blueberry to boot. The finish was a touch hot.


    Snooth User: jtfitts
    96518860
    4.00 5
    05/20/2012

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Roessler Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Bluejay

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    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
    01/28/2009

    A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Roessler Cellars Pinot Noir Bluejay 750ml



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    Our 2007 Bluejay Pinot Noir starts off with a deep nose of dark fruit and sweet oak which continues as it opens to include earthy qualities of forest floor and mushroom. The mouthfeel is textured with rich tannins, and while the palate is much redder in fruit character than the nose, there is still a good blend of dark and red fruit. Mushroom, chocolate, smoke, and spice layer the palate, bringing a complex balance of fruit, earth, and structure through a long, textured finish.

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