Roar Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Roar Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014


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This is a classic expression of Garys' Pinot Noir with bright fruit, smooth structure, and a deep, leathery, earthy character. Dark wood, cherry and hints of strawberry build into cherry cola with the herbal spice of tobacco and olive, and then expand further to include elements of black cherry, blackberry, and mushroom. All of this comes together in textured layers and extends through a long, dense, yet bright fruit finish sheathed in wood and leather.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Roar
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastJaw-dropping on all fronts, this wine by the pioneering Franscioni family approaches regional perfection. Black plum fruit meets with dried violet and lavender on the extremely well-integrated nose, while a mineral tension frames the palate. Flavors of black plum and blackberry jam are cut by rocky earth and wild mint, and the acidity is vibrant but not overpowering.

Matt Kettmann, August 1, 2016
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorFull-bodied, offering rich, supple fruit balanced by potent, tea-stained tannins, making this an engaging tug-of-war, with the fruit pulling through. Drink now through 2021. 590 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2016