2002 Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir
Our first vintage ever was comprised entirely of Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir, all 176 cases of them. From this near perfect growing year, we made three tons of the Pisoni selection from Rosella's. As of 2012, it is the only Pinot Noir we've produced that was fermented together in one tank.
We tasted the '02 Rosella's in March 2012, and it's still showing some youthfulness. The color has not faded at all, the aromas are more on the primary side, and it should develop well for several more years, at least through 2017.
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation Rosella's Vineyard
Bottling Date 8-31-03
Alcohol % 14.2
Wine Spectator 90