Alma Rosa Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2007

Alma Rosa Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2007

SKU 1931


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
Region California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Alma Rosa
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • 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
  • 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
  • we86

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