2010 Roman's Lot II Pinot Noir
California: Monterey County: Santa Lucia Highlands
This magnificent 2010 Roman’s Lot II Santa Lucia Pinot Noir is an absolute steal, dear Operative. We got our hands on every last bottle and at this new lower price we encourage you to make your purchase - before it is too late.
This gem of a wine is an extraordinary value and our tasting panel went absolutely bonkers for it. A little shy, at first, it just takes some of swirling to get the wine to spring to life. When it does open up, it reveals a plethora of sweet, bright, lush flavors. Characteristic of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, aromatics are through the roof.
We really can’t get over how underpriced this wine is. Even the glass bottle that the winery used is premium, giving the wine a grand feel.
Lovely dark ruby red with even coloration from core to edge. Clean and clear, this wine shows off thin, slow-moving legs when swirled.
Initial aromas of saddle leather, fresh bread, and black cherry. After opening up the wine softens, revealing earth, green tobacco leaf, orange blossom, forest floor, violet, black cherry and braised plum.
Dried cherry, black cherry, dried cranberry and India black tea lead the way, with concentration and depth. After the wine opens, it adds dried fall leaves, earthy bramble and soft spice.
Smoky and softly dry, with earl grey tea and subtle leather. Flavors linger longest on the mid-palate.
Pair this food friendly wine with a lovely game bird or pork tenderloin in a Bing cherry reduction sauce.
What the Winery Says
Roman’s Lot II hails from a single vineyard source in the Lucia Bench soil of Santa Lucia Highlands. A smooth textured mouthfeel, prevelant Strawberry component and mineral driven, 100%, Pinot Noir has this wine ready to enjoy now or for a few years down the road.
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey
About the Winery
As Coleman Nicole Pinot Noir winemakers we are simply passionate about wine. Our goal is to make small lot Pinot Noir from single vineyard sources and to make it with the utmost care - a goal of making the every day wine drinker a connoisseur when they experience what a wine can taste like when there’s only eight barrels made.
We’re looking forward to putting Coleman Nicole on your table, please enjoy!
Winemaker Brandon Miller
My passion for wine has filtered into every part of my life - from family dinners where wine was usually on the dinner table to vacations centered around wine and of course a wedding with a wine theme. A Burgundy first hooked me on Pinot Noir and a 2002 Truckee River Winery Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir was my epiphany. Friends and family began to drop hints that maybe it was time that I should use my passion and knowledge to get into the business and start my own label.
In early 2008 I formulated a business plan and put the word out to friends in the industry that I would be looking for grapes. There were a few possibilities but nothing that really got my juices flowing. I wanted to make a Sonoma Coast or Russian River Pinot Noir and everyone I called was contracted out. Then I received a phone call from my friend Jason Moore. James Hall (Patz and Hall) had some Sonoma Coast grapes for sale and was willing to take us out to the vineyard. We went, liked what we saw, and with a hand shake to Mr. Hall I was officially “In The Business!”