Posts Tagged Alma Rosa

2009 Alma Rosa “Mt. Edan Clone” Pinot Noir, El Jabali Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

An intriguing red, beginning with whiffs of sea salt minerality, high-toned menthol-mint and smoke. This is followed by moderate raspberry and cherry fruit. A feminine mouthfeel leads to a decidedly smoky and earthy grip at the finish. This wine... Read more

2010 Alma Rosa “Clone 115” Pinot Noir, La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

Translucent ruby color. Bright raspberry and cherry fruits, with a note of smoke. Good balance and sense of lightness. MSRP: $43 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Alma Rosa “Clone 115” Pinot Noir, La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

Lightly sherried and candied red fruits. A good sense of weight on the palate, showing an earthy finish. Bottle open too long? MSRP: $43 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

Transparent dark ruby color. Richer and spicier than the 2008 bottling, showing darker fruits. Some smoke notes. Still maintains a lighter, feminine feel in the mouth. MSRP: $32 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2008 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

Transparent ruby color. Initial impressions of minerals, scorched earth and tea give way to moderate strawberry compote and raspberry. Lightly feminine in the mouth, finishing with echoes of smoky raspberry. MSRP: $32 (August 2012) Wine Lines... Read more

2008 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

Transparent ruby color. Initial impressions of minerals, scorched earth and tea give way to moderate strawberry compote and raspberry. Lightly feminine in the mouth, finishing with echoes of smoky raspberry. MSRP: $32 (August 2012) Wine Lines... Read more

2010 Alma Rosa Chardonnay, El Jabali Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

Medium straw color. Light vanilla-tinged pear and melon aromas and flavors, with a small streak of minerality. The fruit sweetens up and broadens out once the wine is in the mouth. Nicely balanced, bereft of butterball fatness, it would pair well... Read more

2009 Alma Rosa Pinot Blanc, La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

Light straw color. Pleasing aromas of peaches and cream arise from the glass, with a lighter fruit note of melon. There is a nice sense of opulence in the mouth. This would be a nice “welcome wine” at a party. MSRP: $28 (August 2012) Wine... Read more

2010 Alma Rosa Pinot Gris, La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

Light straw color. A crisp aroma of green apple, followed by a flowery kiss of honey. There is an underpinning of steel and minerals. Mid-palate, the wine shows a refreshing, juicy acidity. MSRP: $28 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

August 15: The Legacy of Richard Sanford

By Glen Frederiksen I remember... It was the late 1980s, and I was traveling down the back roads of the Central Coast wine country. To the south end of the Central Coast, the better producers were clustered just east of the cities of Buellton... Read more