2018 Siduri Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
Adam Lee and his wife Dianna founded Siduri Winery in Santa Rosa in 1994. His name became associated with finely tuned, single origin Pinot Noir. At one point in time, Adam was producing over 20 different bottlings. He has hand crafted Pinot Noir as far north as Willamette Valley, Oregon and to the southern fringes of Santa Rita Hills. In 2015 Jackson Family Wines acquired the brand, although Adam continued his involvement until after the 2019 vintage.
This brilliant ruby red wine gets high marks for its explosive fresh floral aromatics of lilacs and rose petals. It is super concentrated with an array of baking spices that lead to an oily middle core and some racy acidity. Time will benefit this wine as it should gain more weight.
By W Peter Hoyne