Roessler Black Pine Pinot Noir - Three Pack


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Roessler Black Pine Pinot Noir - Three Pack
$49.99 + $5 shipping
Condition: Red
Product: 3 2008 Roessler Pinot Noir
CT link above

Winery website

Black Pine website


#3

2008 vintage, I think… hard to find


#4

[link]http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=900812[/link]


#5

I would love to know more about this wine. I have never heard of it… And I just might have to grab a set.


#6

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.


#7

How many different Pinot Noirs does Roessler put out!? Regardless, Roessler is an auto-buy for me.

Last wooter to woot: silent7seven


#8

Any chance this wine was sent out to a labrat earlier in the week?


#9

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…


#10

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?


#11

Scott,

Is this a second label for Roessler or is it just a completely different labeling?


#12

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:

http://www.californiawinetastingadventures.com/

“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.”


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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:
http://www.californiawinetastingadventures.com/


#14

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.


#15

Oh, this wine was made from fiery grapes? Hmm … disregard what I said earlier.


#16

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! :wink:


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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.


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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?


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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.


#20

I know. I very much enjoyed the 08, however it seems this wine being made from fiery grapes is a selling point.