Gary Franscioniâ€™s Roar wines are now made by the talented Ed Kurtzman, who is taking over from Adam Lee (Siduri), and he is really taking these wonderful wines to the next level an... more2006 Roar Pinot Noir â€œPisoni Vineyardâ€, Santa Lucia Highlands
Gary Franscioniâ€™s Roar wines are now made by the talented Ed Kurtzman, who is taking over from Adam Lee (Siduri), and he is really taking these wonderful wines to the next level and allowing the vineyard sites to really show themselves. This is my favorite version of this wine so far. This unfiltered and rich Pinot Noir has a more cloudy appearance, with a pretty ruby and garnet hue. The fruit is fresh and leans on raspberry, dark cherry and plum, though there is some red currant and cranberry as well. This wine has great depth and â€œPisoniâ€ style structure and boldness with lush textures and complexity. There is a smoky sweet vanilla oak note, but it fits perfectly and this is a very focused and balanced wine that has it all right from nose to finish. This Pinot has great fruit, good savory spices, nice florals and lavish oak shadings and will be released this fall! Kudos to Gary and Ed for making a great wine even better and for lett... less
pinpro: Thank you for the add...it's a pleasure to make your acqaintance ... Cheers!
January 14, 2009
Alaya: Hey gorgeous! Hope life is going well in CA... review deadline for your next is when??
December 29, 2008
kerry: ***NEW WINE RECOMENDATIONS.**** Check out my new blog entry on the results of New Zealand wines from the latest wine shows
October 7, 2008
Millie: Nice pic! I am thirsty just looking at it!
October 3, 2008
grapelive → Selby: Thank you for the invite and the great steak! Thank you again for being a wonderful host!
September 24, 2008
Selby: Kerry .I am so glad you came over to our "Montery Wine Lovers" gathering.Sure had fun and really enjoyed the 2002 Santa Lucia " Roar Pinot"..Went so well with the snacks.
September 23, 2008
jenafina: Hi Kerry, I'm always thinking of heading up that way. I've only been up to Napa once for tasting but do frequent the Santa Ynez area often. There is so much to learn and and experience in the world of vino..I love trying new things although I am... moreHi Kerry, I'm always thinking of heading up that way. I've only been up to Napa once for tasting but do frequent the Santa Ynez area often. There is so much to learn and and experience in the world of vino..I love trying new things although I am somewhat of a creature of habit. I'm going to sign up for your news letter and check it out. Maybe I'll pick up something new...
September 19, 2008
Selby: Kerry bring some friends to and that bottle you are holding.
September 18, 2008
grapelive → jenafina: Hi Jenna! Thanks for adding me. Let me know if you get up this way. If I can be of any help let me know. Cheers, Kerry
Alaya: Yes, he's wonderful, a real genuine sweetheart, and an amazing winemaker - he's so dedicated to his land, it's a beautiful thing! I'm glad he will be in your area, will you attend the dinner?
May 28, 2008
grapelive → Alaya: Awesome, he is supposed to be here for a winedinner at our Italian place on the 11th! I met him a few years ago, he is great very nice and charming, and he makes some of my favorite wine in the world! I always buy a case or so of Barbera!
May 28, 2008
Alaya: Giorgio Rivetti is coming June 9th to do an event with me!! :-) You should fly up for it!
May 28, 2008
ToastedHostess: I love the cat is there any wine he likes more than other?... my cat loves Amarula... really creamy exotic tasting drink....from Africa...my home..
May 18, 2008
LarrytheSommelier: Nice favorite wine list! I especially love the Rochioli and Weinbach choices!!
ChristianLangenegger: Very big fan of La Spinetta and Domaine Weinbach. Did you know that Domaine Weinback is organic and bio-dynamic and that they still use horses in the vineyard instead of tractors? Very cool stuff.
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Northern Sierra Wine Trail<br /><br />May 30-31, 2009<br /><br />12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday<br /><br />Cost : $40.00 - pre-payment required for online tickets<br /><br />Join us for the 11th An...
This is our very first Holiday party and we feel like celebrating. The new tasting room is shaping up, the patio is nearly complete, the salmon are running down at the creek, and our award winning wines are flat out gorgeous.
Please post your reviews for red wines here. I encourage everyone to participate in a lively discussion of their favorite red wines. Your review may be as formal or informal as you like. It would be great if you could also rate the wine on a 100 point scale.
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Pinot noir grape may be quite difficult to cultivate and vinify, but it produces the finest wine in the history of mankind. Originally from the region of Burgundy, France, pinot noir is now grown and cultivated in several places outside of scenic France such as Austria, Australia, Chile, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Moldova, Switzerland, and the United States. Specifically, Oregon vineyards has thus far become one of the most successful planting fields of pinot noir primarily because of their exceptional climate that so well matches the grape's nature.
Pinot noir wine, a light-colored red wine, is aromatic and flavorful, suggestive of black cherry, tomato, raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon, mint, and mushroom. It is velvety in texture and seductive in nature, and may typically go well with any food because of its versatility. And in fact, any meal becomes extra special with a bottle of pinoit noir wine and a romantic toast.
Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Wine Group. I'm looking for a couple of group leaders to to take over this group once we get it up and running. If you would like to organize or plan things please let me know. If you are in the area please join up. If you know of an event or tasting in the area please post it. North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, Peninsula and SF itself are included in this group and we'd like a group leader for each part of the SF Bay area.
Welcome to the Santa Barbara Wine Group. I'm looking for a couple of group leaders to to take over this group once we get it up and running. If you would like to organize or plan things please let me know. If you are in the area please join up. If you know of an event or tasting in the area please post it.