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Roessler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast la Brisa 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

SMOOTH: Cranberry, Cherry, Lush, Layered

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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

External Reviews for Roessler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast la Brisa

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2011

Smart Buy! Medium-deep ruby color; rich, complex earthy dark cherry aromas; ripe, rich, complex cherry and earthy flavors with forest floor notes; some tannin and oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex and earthy, this blend is sourced... Pinot Report. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Roessler Cellars Pinot Noir La Brisa Sonoma Coast 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
08/31/2011

Fruit-forward yet savory nose with cola, spice, and cured meats along with herbed, foresty notes. Bright fruit on the palate ranges from cherry and red plum to black plum and jam. The savory qualities of the nose also continue on the palate, complementing the rich fruit with more meatiness, spice, and woodsy notes laced with caramel.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/26/2011

Strawberry, rhubarb and Bing cherry fill the bright nose, with secondary notes of mineral, cedar and just a touch of earth. Well-balanced on the palate, the red fruit is complemented by subtle, integrated tannins that linger straight through a clean... Alex Shaw. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Roessler Cellars Pinot Noir La Brisa Sonoma Coast 750ml



SMOOTH: Cranberry, Cherry, Lush, Layered

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