Sunday, December 23, 2007

August West 2005 Rosella's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

We ordered half a case of the August West 2005 Rosella's Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir after a restaurant visit this summer and having a bottle with dinner. We are now down to our last bottle and I thought I better review it before it is all gone!

It has a beautiful dark, clear, ruby red color in the glass.
The lush nose reveals raspberry, ripe cherry, sweet vanilla, and notes of herbs.
The palate follows with black raspberry, cherry and spice. The fruit carries nicely all the way through the long finish, with a hint of red liquorice at the very end. The acidity is sufficient, and the tannins are well integrated and matches the ripe fruit nicely.
Medium to full bodied, this wine is sure to not disappoint. We have not been as you can see, with only one out of six bottles remaining, although I planned to cellar a few... Oh well, very enjoyable right now.

Find it at from $45.

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