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2005 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir West Block

  • 100 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 58053-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($75) Medium red. Exotic, intensely perfumed red berry aromas lifted by a touch of rose and a peppery nuance. Wild strawberry and raspberry flavors show impressive cut and energy, with building sweetness on the finish. Lingering suggestions of licorice and tobacco add depth. This is really sexy.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Burghound | Rating: 90

    A very bright and relatively high-toned nose features aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry that complement both richer and fuller medium weight flavors that possess an attractive texture and excellent mid-palate concentration while culminating in a delicious and lingering finish.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Pure and full-bodied with supple tannin as well as terrific acidity, this stunning Pinot is only exceeded by its sibling, the 2005 Pinot Noir West Block. One of the most stupendous Russian River Pinots I have ever tasted, there are just over 400 cases of this amazing wine. A ruby/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of forest floor, spring flowers, blackberries, and sweet cherries. A steely structure gives way to a wine of superb depth, richness, dimensions, length, and purity. There are 400 cases of this astounding effort, which was aged in 75% new French oak. 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

    Fully mature but still surprisingly ( for a Calif Pinot) good. I wouldn't wait long however
    Author: Scooter
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

  • 290 bottles owned
  • 93 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 93 collectors)