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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Siduri Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Siduri Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 99173)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

We've been working hard on our Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir over the past few vintages. For awhile we have felt that Rosella's was a vineyard where we have been underperforming. Certainly the wines we were producing were good, but we felt that they should have been better. We've taken several steps to increase the quality level, including spending even more time in the vineyard, often dividing the four individual clonal lots of fruit we get each vintage, into several different sections and treating each of these differently in hopes of discovering what works best on each section. We believe that the positive aspects of these changes started showing up in the 2005 vintage, with the 2006 showing marked improvement, and 2007 being our finest Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir yet.

The 2007 Siduri Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir ended up being a blend of 40% Clone 777, 20% Pisoni Selection, 20% Pommard, and 20% 828 Clone. We utilized whole clusters on both the Pisoni Selection and the Pommard and fermented with primarily indigenous yeasts. We also bled off approximately 10% of the juice from each of the fermentors in hopes of concentrating the must.

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About Siduri:

Two Pinot Noir lovers, Adam and Dianna Lee, founded Siduri Wines in 1994. They produced only four and a half barrels of Pinot Noir that first vintage. Now they handcraft over 10,000 cases of Pinot Noir from vineyards ranging from Oregon's Willamette Valley down to the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands AVAs. Each Pinot Noir is created using gravity flow and minimal intervention, with the goal of reflecting the unique terroir of each particular vineyard. Siduri Wines and its sibling, Novy Family Wines have received the Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience "Critics Choice" recognition a combined seven times since 2004.