Red

2008 Roar Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
Drink between 2010 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (87 points)

    August 5, 2017 - Another Saturday at Chevalier...Mostly Blind (Chicago, IL): Tasted double blind, Easily identified as Cali Pinot, then even got SLH (from multiple choice options). Rich red and black cherry with very good weight. Slightly sweeter than I would prefer, which detracted from any nuance this wine might have shown. came across as rich, but slightly too fat and one-dimensional. Also time to drink up.

  • dougie Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 26, 2017 - Time to drink. PNP. Rich and pure during first hour. Smoothed out quickly.

  • pmarlo wrote: (93 points)

    November 19, 2016 - Felt right away the cork was soft and knew i was in trouble when the two pronged extractor pushed the cork down the neck some. But was able to remove and it seemed on the skinny side to me. About 3/4 infiltrated so a good idea to try now. At first seemed a little weak in flavor, like past prime. Still, there was a spark of fruit intensity that lasted but a short while, then faded to other flavors. Forgot about this for a good two days and kept in bottle, and when i returned, it had evolved into a very decent wine. Cola flavors and cherry and wonderful fruit, and other flavors that made me wonder if this was the signature profile from this Pisoni's vineyard, as I haven't encountered this flavor much in all my tastings. This surprised me. I had written it off and had expected the wine to have fallen apart. The fact that it took 3 days to fully emerge says something to me. I would drink this now but usually when it takes this long for a wine to emerge, I say five years more. Don't know if other users will have same experience, or if wine will open quicker for them, as most want to consume same day, but recommended. Roar wines might be worth a closer look.

  • Acohen Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 3, 2015 - very nice earthy dark cherry with vibrant fruit, some cinnamon and great finish

  • pjhr wrote: (89 points)

    August 14, 2014 - Black cherry and earthy aromas and flavors culminating in a tasty finish let down by too much heat.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #69, 1/15/2011 (link)

    (Roar Wines Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Roar
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Pisoni Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 155 (41%)
  • Consumed 214 (57%)

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