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2005 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Little Hill

  • 95 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 58050-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($65) Dark red. Suave red berry-dominated nose hints at clove, cinnamon and vanilla bean. Lush and filled in, with deep, sweet raspberry and strawberry liqueur flavors and light, dusty tannins. Finishes on a vibrant red fruit note, with outstanding breadth and length. I'd drink this on the young side although I'm sure it will keep.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    A loamy, savory style, with more aromatics than generous flavors, with sage, dried cherry, anise and smoky earth and mushroom flavors.
    Author: James Laube
  • Burghound | Rating: 84

    In contrast to the beauty of the East Block, here the nose is troubled. A bizarre nose features a mix of floral notes that are marred by reduction, onion and garlic notes and while the round, rich and slightly edgy middle weight flavors are attractive enough, the overall impression is not what it should be.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    There are 500 cases of the 2005 Pinot Noir Little Hill Vineyard. Reminiscent of a Russian River version of a top-notch Richebourg, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with scents of roasted meats, kirsch liqueur, blackberries, spring flowers, and spice. About 50% new French oak is used, but it is completely absorbed by the wine's wealth of fruit and texture. Kudos to Tom Rochioli, one of the wine world's great guys who, without any fanfare, continues to turn out world-class wines of extraordinary aromatic and flavor dimensions.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: swimmer
  • Self | Rating: 19

    Awesome wine it was almost perfectly smooth with interesting minerals with Berry fruit. Tasted with beaux frere ribbon ridge 2008,and thought Rochioli was drinking better.
    Drink Dates: 2014
    Author: Steve
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 316 bottles owned
  • 91 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 91 collectors)