Bernardus Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$64.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $54.99
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Item No. 125812
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 vintage is showing beautifully, with bright fruit aromas and full, expressive flavors. The 2009 Rosella's Pinot Noir is a great example of this. In the glass the wine shows a classic deep ruby color. The exquisite aromas exude scents of ripe plum and red cherry accented with spices and notes of toasty oak. In the mouth the flavors are full and beautifully focused with a rich, silky texture and a long concentrated finish. This superb Pinot will age gracefully for several years to come.

The Santa Lucia Highlands are known as one of the premier Pinot Noir appellations of the world. One reason for this lofty reputation is Rosella's Vineyard. Gary Franscioni planted his home ranch, named for his lovely wife, in the heart of the Highlands. Gary's home vineyard is planted with a selection of the best available Pinot Noir clones and farmed with unparalleled passion and attention to detail. We at Bernardus are fortunate to have access to three small blocks planted with clone 777, Pommard clone and the celebrated Pisoni clone.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Pinot Noir Rosella's jumps out of the glass with sensual aromatics that find a lovely counterpoint on the palate. It is a gorgeous, understated Pinot with notable class and personality. Autumn leaves, flowers and tobacco add the final dimensions of complexity on the finish. The main Pinot clones here are Pisoni, 777 and Pommard 4. "
93 Points

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Rating:
(12/1/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
A beautiful wine. Reminds of autumn. Lots of sweet strawberry and cherry flavors. On the nose there are wonderful campfire aromas as well as underbrush. Finish is smooth and flavorful with a hint of vanilla.
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The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Our Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine is the centerpiece of owner Ben Pon's dream. It is complemented by Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from cool coastal climate vineyards. We also offer limited bottlings of small production and vineyard designate wines, which are...

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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