Sanford and Benedict is the classic Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir vineyard and perhaps the one that defined what we think of when describing this Santa Barbara AVA. There's an ethereal element to the 2013 vintage's nose, a bouquet of fresh raspberries and cranberry that intermingles with juniper. The softer mouthfeel gives way to savors of pomegranate and red tea, finishing with a lovely gentle pepper.
Hein Vineyard is about as “Deep-Valley” Anderson Valley as you can get. This cold site requires excruciating attention to ensure even and slow ripening while keeping the elements at bay. The 2014 is a lighter bodied Pinot with fragrances of cola and cardamom spice accompanied by rhubarb, clove, a hint of red currant, and an undertone of piquant raspberry flavors.
Bogey Vineyard is owned and farmed by our old friend and long-time Roessler lover Mike Cooper. Named after his dog, the vineyard overlooks Sonoma at 1000' elevation on Sonoma Mountain. The 2015 Bogey's aromatics are alive with blackberry, crushed rose petals, and mint. Notes of sweet black plum with added accents of cassis and savory herbs harmonize on the palate for a juicy finish.
Lennox Vineyard is a stunning site located in the cooler southwestern edge of the Russian River Valley, only 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard's owner, Alison Hannah, uses her biochemistry background to meticulously maintain the property with her father John. The 2016 Lennox is true to the Russian River Valley with expressive scents of pomegranate, deep plum, and cherry pipe tobacco. The delicious core of boysenberry, cola, and dark cedar persist through the wine's lush mouthfeel.