Limited Release - One bottle per customer please.
95 Points - Wine Advocate
Founded by growers Gary and Rosella Franscioni, ROAR Wines is a small, family-run producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the elite vineyards of Santa Lucia Highlands. ROAR wines are made in collaboration with noted winemakers Ed Kurtzman and Adam Lee from fruit grown at the Franscioni’s own Rosella’s, Sierra Marr and Soberanes vineyards as well as the Gary’s and Pisoni Vineyards, which they co-own with the Pisoni family. Their goal with ROAR Wines is to make small lots of wine that are a pure reflection of the Santa Lucia Highlands and in particular the signature flavors of the vines. The name ROAR comes from the sound of the Monterey Bay winds that roar through their vineyards as well as the thrilling sound of a roaring crowd.
Roar "Rosella's Vinyard" Pinot Noir spent 23 days on the skins before being pressed to French oak barrels for eleven months aging. Glass-staining bright ruby in color, the nose offers an alluring, floral nose with feminine elegance. The well structured palate shows deep, rich fruit with the mid-palate brightening to a complex bouquet of ripe blackberry, plum, and roasted tea, leading to an elegant, long finish.
"The 2013 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is drop dead gorgeous. Elegant and seamless with vibrant Pinot Noir fruit, spring flowers, strawberries and spice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, an utterly seamless, silky texture, beautifully integrated acidity and a killer finish. This is Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands at its finest; it has beautiful flavor authority and depth, yet is always elegant, graceful and lively. I'd drink this gorgeous wine over the coming 5-6 years, but I'm sure it will evolve for longer." - Wine Advocate
Product of California
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%