Vineyard: Roman

AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Littorai Roman Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

12.8% alc., 234 cases, $75. Roman is a hilltop vineyard situated at 1150 feet elevation northwest of the town of Philo. Soils are Boont loam over sandstone. Farmed using organic materials and biodynamic methods. Vines planted in 1999. Yields 2.48 tons per acre. Clones 114, 667 and a proprietary clone. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Stunted aromas of red cherry, leather chaps, spice and woodland. Light to mid weight in style, with flavors of cherry, cranberry and strawberry and a slight herbal riff. Restrained, even too calm, but nicely balanced, with a slightly tart finish. This wine has the most under ripe fruit of the wines tasted here. Unchanged the following day when re-tasted from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 89. Reviewed March 12, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Littorai Roman Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

12-year-old vines farmed biodynamically since 2008. 13.1% alc., $65. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Soaring scents of black cherry, exotic flowers, and oak spice. Haunting, deep cherry and berry flavors with hints of spice, white pepper and vanilla. More body, power and length than the Savoy bottling, with a tannic structure that enhances the fruit, yet the wine is still perceived as elegant. A David Bowie wine that is neither masculine or feminine. Score: 92. Reviewed November 9, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Littorai Roman Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 36 cases, $65. A 1.87 acre vineyard exclusive to Littorai. · Very dark reddish-purple in color. The nose features deep, dark, super ripe berries, oak shavings, truffle and pine sap. In the mouth there are lovely oak-kissed dark fruits and herbs. Slightly jammy with a suave texture and fine-grained tannins on the finish. Decent but not extraordinary. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Littorai Roman Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 36 cases, $65. This vineyard, owned by Al and Lynn Roman, is located just above Esterlina Vineyard high up Holmes Ranch Road. Only 1.87 acres in size, it sits on a knoll facing due south with full sun exposure. The vineyard has been controlled and organically farmed since the start by Littorai and the fruit is exclusively Littorai’s. · Complex aromatic profile of black cherries, spice, grass and smoke. Woodsy cherries, cardamon and tea with a pleasingly soft texture, fine ripe tannins and a dry finish. This wine has a certain lightness, airiness if you will, making it enticingly elegant. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »