2011 August West Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    May 3, 2015 - Ed Kurtzman Dinner (Luciana's, Dana Point, CA): I would have never put this in the 2011 vintage. It's ripe, sweet fruit and even candied. Delicious but not the typical rhubarb, raspberry, tart fruit of the cool vintage.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    May 2, 2015 - Ed Kurtzman Comes To Dinner (2015) (Luiciana's In Dana Point): Ah ha, another 11 vintage wine. This was my WOTN of the 13 we had over the meal. It has the balance, expansive palate, freshness and acidity that makes the 11 vintage so dynamite for me. What Ed got from this vintage was the classis Rosella's citrus, strawberry (like the 05 we had next to it) and a delicious zingy tone. The finish is spicy and long. Dig it.

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  • Cuellarstyle Likes this wine: (89 points)

    January 22, 2015 - Really nice after leaving open a day. First day..lots of tannin

  • Diane (LI) wrote:

    January 19, 2014 - Notes of dark fruit and anise on the nose. This is powerful with crunchy red fruit and florals. Well structured with juicy acidity and ripe tannins leaving a sweet aftertaste.

  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 24, 2013 - Dark wild berry fruit(cherry,blackberry,raspberry) fully ripe and sweet yet med bodied, dry, and carries a good dose of high toned cherry skin acidity and underbrush tannins. Alive and refreshing on the palate...tasty flavors of dusty sandalwood, kirsch liqueur, white pepper spice, little smoky stemmy funk....all clean, polished, well balanced, yet structured for some age. Tasty stuff here...need a few to lay down. +pts

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Santa Lucia Highlands 2011s: Chardonnay Reigns Supreme (Jul 2013) (link)

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    Issue #87, 6/15/2013 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/6/2013 (link) 93 points

    (August West Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard) Dark cherry red color; initial reduction, tart cranberry, strawberry rhubarb, tart raspberry nose; tasty, silky textured, tart cherry, ripe cranberry, strawberry rhubarb palate with sap and medium acidity; medium-plus finish (14.6% alcohol; sample provided by winery)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/21/2012 (link) 91 points

    (August West Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard) Dark cherry red color; sous bois, raspberry, baked cherry nose; sous bois, raspberry, baked cherry palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer August West
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rosella's Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 124 (65%)
  • Consumed 66 (35%)

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