2009 Roessler Pinot Noir Red Label

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2012 - 2015 (Edit)
CT88.4 12 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • klezman wrote:

    October 9, 2016 - Another great bottle. No need to wait - it might go downhill, so drink up!

  • klezman wrote:

    September 28, 2016 - Doing better than some of the other notes suggested. Nice earthy and aged aromas. Good acid, not flabby, and held up for the couple hours it was open.

  • Wine.woot_taster wrote:

    August 9, 2016 - I could barely contain my excitement at the thought of tasting a seven year old Sonoma Pinot!

    The bottle arrived Wednesday, well insulated in styrofoam against the Houston heat. The bottle was cool to the touch and was placed in an upright position for two days.

    The ullage level appeared adequate at less than a half inch.

    Upon the first tasting pour, the wine was noted to be a brownish garnet, with an inky translucency.

    Legs were heavy and thick.

    The nose was notable for alcohol, pipe smoke, and cassis.

    Tasting showed a lack of fruit and moderate astringency.

    Finish was sharp, acidic, and lingering.

    The wine was decanted and allowed to rest for 30 minutes.

    The wine opened up to a nose with black cherry, green & black pepper, tempered with a hint of floral sweetness.

    Palate-wise, a pleasant Cherry Coke and vanilla flavor had developed, with a light acidity.

    The finish was lingering, with red plum and mellowed black pepper.

    Two hours post decanting, the wine turned flabby and soft (not that there's anything wrong with that). A mere shadow of its previous drinkability.

    All in all, a nice drinkable wine, but not one I would seek out for cellaring purposes. I think this one is drink now or forget it. And if you do open it, try to finish soon afterward.

  • Wicked Panda Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 4, 2013 - Nice tart cherries. Gentle tannins went down well. Smooth finish. Was well liked.

  • ABM wrote: 90 points

    May 18, 2013 - My wife loves lighter wines and this one did the trick with barbecued halibut steaks! Excellent bright berry color and light but broad pinot flavor and follow through. Would like to do this again!

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #74, 9/1/2011 (link)

    (Roessler Cellars Pinot Noir Red Label Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Roessler
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Red Label
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 32 (19%)
  • Consumed 133 (81%)

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