Pelerin Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard 2008
Today we are super-stoked to offer this killer pinot from a celebrity vineyard- the legendary Rosella's in Santa Lucia. Pelerin's winemaker and owner (who learned to make wine with John Kongsgaard at Newton) has made a fantastic, mouth-watering and juicy version of Rosella's - we LOVED it. It's exactly what you expect from this region - power! And we don't get enough great pinot noir around here, so we grabbed whatever we could at this ridiculous price (50% OFF). A classy and sexy pinot redolent (yeah, we went there) of black cherry extract, raspberry licorice whip and fresh baked cherry pie, with baking spices (clove, allspice) all wrapped up in a juicy, creamy texture. Great writeups on Cellartracker as well on this beauty. Get the last bottle...it will run out fast, we think!
(Pelerin Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard) Black cherry, black raspberry nose; ripe black cherry, black raspberry palate; medium-plus finish
Richard Jennings www.rjonwine.com