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Single vineyard Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Pinot Gris from vineyard sites in California crafted by veteran winemaker and owner Steve Rogstad, the long-time winemaker at Cuvaison Wine Estates. Steven has crafted wine in New Zealand, France and California, but his career has mainly been in Carneros and focused on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
This eponymous labels allows Steve to expand his zest for Pinot Noir and explore a few other varieties through single vineyard offerings.
The wines are sold through a mailing list and online through the website.
2013 Rogstad Van der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 66 cases, $42. This 30- acre vineyard is located at 1,400 feet elevation just below the summit of Sonoma Mountain. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely fusion of black cherry fruit aromas and savory aromas of game and earth. A middleweight styled wine with a core of black cherry, dark raspberry, plum, savory spice, black tea and iron flavors supported by very fine-grain tannins. Excellent vibrancy and an uplifting finish that leaves the drinker reaching for more. Score: 92. Reviewed March 6, 2017 ARTICLE »
2013 Rogstad Thornton Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., 142 cases, $48. Produced from a single 1-acre block of this vineyard located on a flank of Sonoma Mountain over the crest from Gap’s Crown Vineyard at 1,800 feet elevation. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Deep perfume of dark cherry, black berry, baking spice and nutty oak. Eager to please and very accommodating mid weight plus flavors of black cherry and darker berry with a gritty earthiness. A deft touch of oak is complimentary, the mouthfeel is lush and lifted, the balance is spot-on, and the juicy finish is dreamy. Score: 93. Reviewed March 6, 2017 ARTICLE »
2013 Rogstad Walala Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., 111 cases, $55. This vineyard is located on the West Sonoma Coast at 1,200 feet elevation near Annapolis just two miles from the Pacific Ocean. The 25-acre vineyard sits on a lonely ridge in a 19,000 forest above the fog line. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black fruits, mulch and roasted almonds lead to a full-bodied and delicious display of gorgeous purple and black fruit goodness attacking with intent and saturating the mid palate. Astonishing depth of flavor, with firm, matching tannins, a thread of toasty, spicy oak in the background, and a finish with eye-opening persistence. You won’t be able to keep your hands off this one. Score: 94. Reviewed March 6, 2017 ARTICLE »