Roar Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006 Front Label
Roar Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006 Front Label

Roar Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

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Winemaker Notes

Inspired by the roar of the cool winds streaming in from the Monterey Bay and the roar of mountain creeks, which bisect the winery's rocky, well-drained vineyards, ROAR Wines celebrate the best of the premier vineyards and the signature bold flavors of the Santa Lucia Highlands.

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RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
As difficult as it is to imagine, the 2006 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is even better. A candidate for the “Pinot Noir of the Vintage,” it boasts a deep plum/ruby color as well as a gorgeous bouquet of roasted herbs, truffles, underbrush, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, raspberries, and sweet earth. The complex aromatics are followed by a prodigiously concentrated palate, silky tannins, broad, expansive, multilayered flavors, and a sumptuous finish.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
A rich, full-bodied, deeply flavored wine, offering smoky plum, wild berry, black cherry and spicy, cedary oak flavors that fold in nicely. This is big, yet with elements of delicacy and finesse.
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We are a family winery specializing in small lots of Santa Lucia Highland's Pinot Noir, Syrah and beginning in the summer of 2009, Chardonnay. Our roots in the Santa Lucia Highlands are quite deep. Both Gary and Rosella grew up in California's agricultural heartland where Gary’s family has farmed for over 100 years. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in agribusiness, Gary took over the running of the family farm business, which owned and managed over 200 acres of row crops in the Salinas Valley. Recognizing the region's potential for premium wine grapes, we planted Rosella's Vineyard in 1996. We also co-own and manage the Garys' Vineyard with Gary Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyard.

Both vineyards have developed a reputation among high-end wineries for low yields of intensely flavored grapes. In 2007 and 2008, we planted two new vineyards; our own "high altitude" Sierra Mar Vineyard, which is located six miles south of Garys' Vineyard at 1000 ft elevation; and the Soberanes Vineyard, just south of Garys' Vineyard, developed in partnership with the Pisoni Family. After working with several wineries to develop the pedigree of the vineyards and the region, we decided in 2001 to make our wine. As third generation growers, our 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 our vines. The name ROAR comes from the sound of the Monterey Bay winds that roar through our vineyards as well as the thrilling sound of a roaring crowd.

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Perhaps the most highly regarded appellation within Monterey County, Santa Lucia Highlands AVA benefits from a combination of warm morning sunshine and brisk afternoon breezes, allowing grapes to ripen slowly and fully. The result is concentrated, flavorful wines that retain their natural acidity. Wineries here do not shy away from innovation, and place a high priority on sustainable viticultural practices.

The climatic conditions here are perfectly suited to the production of ripe, rich Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These Burgundian varieties dominate an overwhelming percentage of plantings, though growers have also found success with Syrah, Riesling and Pinot Gris.

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KHM355583_2006 Item# 355583

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