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Roessler Pinot Noir Chalone Brosseau 2006

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Cola, plum, and spice greet on the nose of our 2006 Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the fruit opens into blackberry, plum, and hints of black currant. Full of dark fruit and minerality, with a great charred oak character, the palate expands into Dark cherry and plum, (and even a hint of blueberry), along with a woodsy, earthy quality that grows on both the palate and nose. The minerality lends a lush texture and viscosity to the mouthfeel which compliments the grippy tannic profile and carries the wine through a finish of sweet dark fruit, toast, dried tobacco, and peppery spice.

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Roessler Pinot Noir Chalone Brosseau

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,163
4.00 5
02/23/2009

A little bit too overtly oaky with a coconut, vanilla laced quality to the floral tinged, sweet tobacco earthiness that rounds out the rather candied red licorice quality on the nose. A bit aggressive in the mouth with noticeable tannins and integrated acids complementing the restrained fruit. This has a very earthy core tot he fruit and mineral and mint tones add cut and focus. Still a touch young this will benefit from a year in the cellar. 2010-2016 91pts

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.00 5
02/22/2009

A freakshow without the main attraction. Very sugary citrus aroma and mouth, fruity, pepper, weak finish.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
12/07/2009

Deeper, more rich pinot than the others. Darker fruit in the nose that is red plum and nice earth. The wine is earthier than the others. Big acid to the wine. Needs time to integrate but will be very nice.


Snooth User: brooklynwino
87438118
3.50 5
02/24/2009

Floral with black fruit on the nose intersected with some black spice. Tangy acidity with some bitter black fruit which I always enjoy. I also detected some buttered italian bread for some reason. For 14.7% alcohol, I found the wine to be mostly balanced.



Cola, plum, and spice greet on the nose of our 2006 Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the fruit opens into blackberry, plum, and hints of black currant. Full of dark fruit and minerality, with a great charred oak character, the palate expands into Dark cherry and plum, (and even a hint of blueberry), along with a woodsy, earthy quality that grows on both the palate and nose. The minerality lends a lush texture and viscosity to the mouthfeel which compliments the grippy tannic profile and carries the wine through a finish of sweet dark fruit, toast, dried tobacco, and peppery spice.

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