83 case production “Rosella” Pinot Noir wins blind tasting

It was Pinot Days at Frank’s house, and we pulled out some big guns. The lineup included

  • Siduri “Sierra Mar” (95 Galloni)
  • Capiaux “Widdoes” (94 Galloni)
  • Dom Drouhin “Louise” (93 WA)
  • Big Basin Coastview (93 WA)
  • Talley Rincon (93 WA)
  • Paul Lato Suerte (94+ WA)
  • Foxen “Block 8” (94 Galloni)
  • Brewer Clifton “Mount Carmel (94 WA)
  • Hilliard Bruce “Moon” (92 WA)
  • Sandhi “S&B” (94 Galloni)
  • Kosta Browne “Gap’s Crown” (94 WS)
  • Futhermore “Rosella” – THE WINNER

Furthermore 2010 Pinot Noir “Rosella” Santa Lucia Highlands
Retail 55.00 – GGWC 51.99

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Amazingly complex and intense wine from the get-go.  Bright berries and a touch of savory notes jump out of the glass on impact.  This lush, medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir offers gorgeous well-balanced blue berry and black plum fruit with a touch of underbrush and minerality on the mid-palate.  Well-delineated from start to finish, this 4 barrel production ends with an astonishing crescendo of anise, spice and silky tannins.  Only 83 cases produced!

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