Red

2009 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Clone 667 La Encantada Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • PinotPaul wrote: 92 points

    July 1, 2013 - What a wonderful Pinot. Bright fruit of cherries and cedar. Nice finish. Drinking very well. Wish I had more.

  • Rustica Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 18, 2012 - Such a luscious. glorious pinot - absolutely perfect. We loved visiting the funky little winery and even more are loving the wine we bought there!

  • tommyvernieri wrote: 92 points

    September 17, 2012 - Soft, fully integrated red berries with a little touch of cherry.

  • Tyler_at_WWD Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 28, 2011 - A fascinatingly dark combination of chocolate, caramel, and coffee beans appears on the nose. Leather and spice combine with concentrated berry preserves in a deep, captivating mélange of dark fruit and earth.

    Rich and plush on the palate, this wine is drenched in plumy tones and loads of kitchen spice. Caramel and a combination of cloves, cinnamon, and allspice mix with dark berries and an Old World inspired earthiness, reminiscent of leather and dust. This is a big wine, although it remains in perfect balance, with exceptionally precise acidity and a leveling terroir.

    Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2011/09/28/post-173-comparing-clones-with-alma-rosa-pinot-noir/

  • pinotage1972 Likes this wine:

    August 25, 2011 - Thin red color typical of lots of Pinot Noir - lots of nice legs. Delicate oaky vanilla initially on the nose followed by blackberry. Notes of cherry and raspberry on the tongue - neither are overwhelming. The thinness of the color continues onto the palate. Dried cranberry and cherry even. Nice Pinot - perhaps drinking it a little too chilled as it seems to lack some structure and acidity.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Alma Rosa
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Clone 667
  • Vineyard La Encantada Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
  • UPC Code 858284001110

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 15 (21%)
  • Consumed 58 (79%)

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