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2005 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

SKU #1032491 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2005 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard reveals that grand cru site’s considerable complexity in its forest floor, spring flower garden, black currant, sweet dark cherry, chocolate, and earth-scented bouquet. The complex aromatics are matched by the broad, flavorful palate. With full body, superb purity and texture, fine acidity and harmony, and silky tannin, it should drink beautifully for a decade. This brilliant Pinot Noir is among the finest produced in California. Inner quote mark (8/2007)

92 points Connoisseurs Guide

Outer quote mark *Two stars* In a vintage not always kind to the Pinots from the Santa Lucia Highlands, Roar has found both depth and concentration in the grapes from the sheltered slopes of the Pisoni vineyard. Boasting ripe red cherry fruit scents along with a layer of toasted oak and suggestions of hazelnuts, this full-bodied bottling is balanced on the palate and consistent from front to back with only a passing nod to last-minute heat. Use it with savory meats like butterflied leg of lamb for a rewarding treat. Inner quote mark (10/2007)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This Pinot is pretty extracted, but the flavors are addictively good, offering a cornucopia of raspberries, cherries, blackberries, tangerines and cola, with complex nuances of sassafras, orange Pekoe tea, cola and dusty spices. It’s a little soft, but silky and rich in tannins, a classic Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir. Inner quote mark (12/2007)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Rich and supple, this is smooth-textured, with a mix of black cherry, wild berry, mint, sage and dusty berry. Firms up on the finish, gaining complexity and nuance. Inner quote mark (9/2007)

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