Alma Rosa Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2007

$39.99

SKU 1931

750ml

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Positively brimming with fruity aromatics and flavors, we find this wine (made from grapes from our certified organic estate vineyards) dominated by a mix of fresh crushed berries and dark cherries, shot through with a floral-spice element and a beet-root-meets-cola essence. The wine showcases the dark rich side of Pinot Noir and already has a supple smooth texture with clean acidity. We'd suggest roasts and grilled meats as accompaniments; barbeque shrimp with grits; pan-roasted salmon filets, etc!
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Alma Rosa
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorThis is tight, offering loamy earth, dried currant and berry flavors, with touches of cedar and sage. Full-bodied, with firm tannins. Drink now through 2012.

James Laube, June 15, 2009
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateThe Pinot Noirs are made in the red currant / pomegranate style of this varietal. The leanest, most austere of these Pinots is the 2007 Pinot Noir, which possesses a certain tartness as well as attractive cherry and currant fruit. This straightforward effort is best consumed over the next several years.

Robert Parker, August 2009
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Wine EnthusiastVery dry, high in acidity, and not particularly charming now in its youth, although there is a certain nobility. Has a tough, hard mouthfeel, with suggestions of ripe red cherries. An ager? Hard to tell. Give it until 2011, then try again.

Steve Heimoff, November 30, 2009