Featured Red Wine
August West Pinot Noir, Russion River Valley 2009
Gary Franscioni, owner of ROAR wines and a renowned grape grower in the Santa Lucia Highlands, has teamed up with winemaker Ed Kurtzman (Freeman, Roar and Sandler) and Howard Graham, a Russian River Valley grape grower, to produce these stunning wines. These wines are crafted with passion, exude soul, mystery and character, all with a tip of the hat to the Grateful Dead. Ed's elegance and finesse in the cellar is matched with the exquisite grape growing talents of Gary and Howard to create highly sought after, yet intensely limited wines. The first impression you'll get on the '09 RRV Pinot is how dense the color is. With aeration and time, subtle hints of blackberries and plums start to emerge.