Saturday, March 19, 2016

Limited Pinots of Roar

2014 Roar Sierra Mar Pinot Noir...$51.99
(the 2013 scored 95 points from the Wine Advocate, 2014 not rated yet.  Do not wait, the winery is already sold out)
Grapes for our 2014 Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir were harvested September 3-30th at 25.9-27.3 brix. The juice spent an average of 27 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 in August 2015.

2013 Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands...$41.99
This is the largest producer release; there's roughly 1,628 cases of the 2013 Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands to go around. Made from a blend of close to equal parts Garys', Rosella's and Sierra Mar (with small parts from Pisoni and Soberanes), the 2013 Pinot Noir gives up gorgeous notes of black raspberries, blackberries, toasted spice, dried soil and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and seamless with bright acidity that is nicely integrated, enjoy this beauty anytime over the coming 5-6 years. It's a perfect introduction into the style of wines from this estate and is well worth tracking down.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

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