2005 J Rochioli - Pinot Noir Estate 750ml

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2005 J Rochioli - Pinot Noir Estate
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($42) Light red. Vibrant strawberry and raspberry on the nose, with an earthy rhubarb accent. Fine-grained and silky, with bright red berry flavors, good depth and a refreshing mineral quality on the finish. The suave texture and sweet red fruits reminded me of Volnay, as did the lush, harmonious tannins.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 132

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Score: 90
Author: Steve
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/14/2014
Drink Dates: 2014
Great mineral and fruit, with tart finish, still with fruit/ nose, but lost color, drink now
Score: 90
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/20/2011
initial VA. 1 hour later, turned into something balanced. good acidity. lack finesse
Score: 93
Author: nothoi
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/24/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2012
Awesome!! Wish I had 2 cases of this stuff...
Score: 92
Author: chaser
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/21/2010
Drank this at the perfect time. Nice cherry and rhubarb fruit with very light tannins. Very light in color, but medium bodied.
Author: trinidad
Tasted On: 05/26/2009
90 pts (WS): Shows aromas of floral, cherry, wild berry and raspberry fruit. Compact and delicate on the palate, ending with an earthen floor and mushroom note that adds complexity. Drinn now thorugh 2010. (4,030 cases)

About This Producer

With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. He had the foresight to know that the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines. His son Joe Jr. embraced this vision and today craft renowned, terrior-driven wines built on a foundation of superb fruit.

The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.

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