96 Points Very limited new release from Brian Loring, a small producer who has the midas touch with Pinot Noir in California. He sources from the best vineyards in the state and hand crafts some of the finest Pinot Noirs we've tasted. Extremely limited. 96 Points Steve Heimoff: "A very fine Rosella’s, which is to say, a very fine Pinot Noir! Great structure, with a mouthwatering hit of acidity highlighting deliciously complex flavors of raspberries, red cherries and persimmons. At the same time, there’s a grounding earthiness that reminds me of Portobello mushrooms, oiled and grilled: a savory umami thing. There’s a leatheriness that comes through the tannins but also a beef jerky note that brings additional umani-ness. The more I taste this wine, the more impressive it gets. Wildly tasty. As with the rest of Loring’s ‘14s, it’s super-young, but one of the few that is absolutely compelling now, although if I had a case, I’d drink a bottle or two a year through the early 2020s." 93 Points Robert Parker: "The 2015 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is another outstanding wine from this team. Spice, dried flowers, black raspberries and potpourri aromas all give way to an elegant, pure and charming Pinot Noir that has less acidity than the 2013, medium-bodied richness and excellent purity of fruit. It should drink nicely right out of the gate."
Blackberries. Jam. And all kinds of goodness.
Blackberries. Jam. And all kinds of goodness.9.2
Founder Fass Selections
Somewhat restrained, berries, spice, good fruit, juicy, nice acid. Mega cherries develop after a while. Day 2: bigger, deeper nose more candied but also a bit of earth and nice spice. Clearly defined fruit, nice tangy acids and freshness.
Somewhat restrained, berries, spice, good fruit, juicy, nice acid. Mega cherries develop after a while. Day 2: bigger, deeper nose more candied but also a bit of earth and nice spice. Clearly defined fruit, nice tangy acids and freshness.8.8