Vineyard: Roma's

AppellationAnderson Valley
Dates Planted1992
Location1800 feet elevation above Boonville on an exposed ridge.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Roma’s Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.92, TA 0.64, $N/A. Vineyard is located at 1,800 feet elevation on Lone Tree Ridge in Boonville and planted in 1992. Harvest yield 1.8 tons per acre. Winemaker Dean Carrell. 33% whole cluster added to bottom of fermentation bins. 15% of juice drained from bottom of bin to concentrate the must. 14-day post fermentation maceration. Basket pressed into French oak barrels and aged on the lees for 18 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate ruby red color in the glass. Comforting in all aspects, with aromas of cherry, rose, brioche and a hint of oak. Nicely balanced, but a bit shallow and flat, featuring an array of red fruits in a middleweight style. Score: 88. Reviewed July 8, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Bailiwick Foray Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.63, 75 cases, $28. Sourced from Roma’s Vineyard, located at 1800 feet elevation east of the town of Boonville. Pommard clone, yields 2 tons per acre. 100% de-stemmed, inoculated yeast fermentation, two week post-fermentation maceration, aged 16 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish color in the glass. Very reserved on the nose offering demure aromas of cherry and strawberry. Rather primary and nondescript initially with delicate flavors of red cherries and berries. Tasted the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine offered more fruit flavor with pleasing hints of sandalwood and gingerbread, but the wine remained lean and somewhat dilute. Hopefully, the wine will put on weight with more time in bottle. Score: 86. Reviewed October 27, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Couloir Roma’s Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., pH 3.75, TA 0.67, 142 cases, $38. This vineyard is located on a mountaintop ridge at 1,850 feet elevation. Originally planted for sparkling wine production, it was retrained to bilateral cordons for fine still wine production. Pommard clone planted in Goldridge loamy soils, now approaching 20 years old. Sustainably and organically farmed, managed by Couloir Wines in conjunction with Ardzrooni Vineyard Management. 60% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation. Aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. · Light garnet color in the glass. Demure but pleasant aromas of cherry drops, strawberries, and straw. Middleweight flavors of dark red cherries and raspberries with hints of sandalwood. Smoothly textured with reserved tannins. Very elegant with high-spirited acidity. Good (+). Reviewed July 5, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Couloir Roma’s Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., TA .56, 145 cases, $38. 50% whole cluster. Pommard clone now approaching 20 years of age. · Flamboyant aromas of red Bing cherries and sandalwood. Plenty of red cherry flavors, clove, other spice and everything nice. The lightest weighted wine in the lineup with less concentration but still packing plenty of flavor. Supple tannins, faint oak, and an appealing citrus note in the background. Totally different from the other wines and isn’t that perfect? Very good (+). Reviewed April 11, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Couloir Roma’s Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.85% alc., 200 cases, $44. Released April 2009. Roma’s Vineyard is at 1,850 feet on a mountaintop ridge. The vineyard was originally planted in 1990 for sparkling wine production, but later retrained to a bilateral cordon for still wine production. Planted to the Pommard clone and organically farmed under the direction of Ardzooni Vineyard Management. 50% whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel open-top tanks. 7-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation, gentle manual punch downs, gravity fed into 8 French barrels, 3 new, never racked, fined or filtered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color. World-class nose featuring crushed berries with a kiss of baking spices. A lovely wine in the mouth, very smooth, with moderate ripe tannins, gentle acidity and discreetly concentrated cherry and berry fruit. Elegant and perfectly balanced with admirable persistence on the finish. A complete wine. Reviewed May 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Couloir Wines Roma’s Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

8 barrels, $44. · Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »