Roessler Black Pine Pinot Noir - Three Pack
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Product: 3 2008 Roessler Pinot Noir
CT link above
2008 vintage, I think… hard to find
I would love to know more about this wine. I have never heard of it… And I just might have to grab a set.
Yeah, I’m finally first! I feel so special… well, not really, but I’m sure I’ll feel special when I finally get to crack open one of these pinots. I had a little cash left over from the Woot Off, and I’m looking to build up my Pinot collection.
How many different Pinot Noirs does Roessler put out!? Regardless, Roessler is an auto-buy for me.
Last wooter to woot: silent7seven
Any chance this wine was sent out to a labrat earlier in the week?
Question for Scott: How was this wine affected by the smoke from the 2008 Anderson Valley fires? The only CT review suggests it has been filtered more than usual…
wow, glad I held strong during the woot off, 2 roessler’s in one week, ouch!
To follow up on the smoke question for the winemaker though, please compare and contrast these to the bluejay. Also, are these 100% pinot noir?
Is this a second label for Roessler or is it just a completely different labeling?
According to this taster who visited the tasting room, this wine is a specific release made up of grapes that were affected by the fire:
“The fifth wine was not on the menu, the 2008 “Black Pine” California Cuvee (Sonoma Coast/Santa Lucia Highlands/Anderson Valley) is the result of saving the fruit that experienced the results of a record breaking amount of lightening strikes that caused a forest fire. This wine is “interesting” for $24 but needs some charred barbeque meats to accompany in order to enjoy it.”
Roessler has about a dozen Pinot Noir’s in their catalog.
Doing some digging, I found the following comment on a tasting page:
The fifth wine was not on the menu, the 2008 “Black Pine” California Cuvee (Sonoma Coast/Santa Lucia Highlands/Anderson Valley) is the result of saving the fruit that experienced the results of a record breaking amount of lightening strikes that caused a forest fire. This wine is “interesting” for $24 but needs some charred barbeque meats to accompany in order to enjoy it.
The full review of the wines he tasted is at:
The 2008 Blue Jay was pretty darn good, I thought. I very much enjoyed the '07 as well, which wasn’t affected by smoke. My guess is that these are similarly good.
Oh, this wine was made from fiery grapes? Hmm … disregard what I said earlier.
Yeah, but they talked about how they “filtered out” the “smoke taint” when we were wooting the 2008 Blue Jay. I was surprised that it was indeed not terribly smokey. There was an odd nose of fish bladder though… JK!
Did Scott say that the Blue Jay was the only wine he filtered for smoke taint? Maybe here he diluted the Mendocino smoke by blending in other AVAs.
Edit: Scott clarifies below that the Mendo portion was filtered for smoke.
Have we heard of these guys before? Wonder if they’re any good. We can’t have any data on them, can we? Must be a new winemaker to woot after all the old favourites on the wootoff, perhaps.
Anyone know how this stuff compares to Monday’s wines?
Roessler, Roessler… Anyone?
for those who are mystified about the description, check out the folk song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr4VYQIS9rQ.
Extra points for identifying the three singers in the group “The Journeymen” who recorded on Capital Records.
I know. I very much enjoyed the 08, however it seems this wine being made from fiery grapes is a selling point.