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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

2006 Roessler Red Label Sonoma County Pinot Noir

The 2006 Red Label Sonoma County Pinot Noir from Roessler Cellars is a blend of fruit from throughout the county, with a particular focus on the Russian River Valley. It's another great small production wine from this winery and I'm thoroughly convinced that these guys make great wine. 

Winemaker Scott Shapley previously worked as the assistant winemaker at Siduri, and we all know what those guys can do with Pinot Noir. He also worked for Crushpad and honed his skills making small lots of Pinot and Syrah. Teamed up with the Roessler's, who also have great experience in the wine industry and some really good fruit, it makes for a killer combo!

The bouquet of this wine shows aromas of pure unsweetened cherry paste, candied strawberry, and wild berry fruits. The bright red fruit continues onto the palate and expressions of raspberry, strawberry rhubarb, red plum, and soft cherry all combine for a balanced and complex fruit profile. There is also great minerality here and perhaps a slate like character. The wine is very "Sonoma County" with it's wild strawberry notes and lush palate.  Great stuff - 91 points


vuluganck said...

Rarely I met these kinds of wine.This wine is made from strawberry?I like strawberry but in my country, strawberry is not being grown much.I have tried some strawberry wines.they are good, too.But most of them are too strong for me to drink.I hope this one is soft that I can taste it.Good one for my choice.

 
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