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2009 Roar Wines Sierra Mar Vineyard Chardonnay

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May 26, 2024 - $27



92The Wine Advocate

The Sierra Mar shows gorgeous varietal fruit on the tropical side of the spectrum, but with more than enough minerality to provide focus and balance.


Roar Wines

Roar is in the Santa Lucia Highlands of California’s upper Central Coast. It is owned and operated by Gary and Rosella Franscioni, who both grew up in the nearby agricultural communities. They have owned and managed vineyards since the 1990s but in 2001 decided to make their own wine. Roar grows and produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier and Syrah. The estate’s limited-production wines earn glowing reviews. The Wine Advocate called the estate’s wines “sublime, elegant…”


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.