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2006 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir West Block

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA

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SKU: 58053-2006-750

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$95.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($85) Ruby-red. Ripe red and dark berry aromas are complicated by cracked pepper, bitter chocolate and fresh rose. Round and sappy, offering juicy raspberry and blackcurrant flavors, with silky tannins contributing shape and grip. Gains sweetness on the long, spicy, raspberry-suffused finish. The fruit here is wonderfully pure and energetic, and I couldn't find any rough edges.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Revealing intense black raspberry, kirsch liqueur, forest floor, and spring flower-like aromas and flavors, the deep, medium to full-bodied 2006 Pinot Noir West Block possesses good acidity and silky tannins.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Burghound | Rating: 90

    The West Block possesses the ripest nose of the group with an elegant and expressive nose of both red and blue pinot fruit set off by subtle spice and earth hints that continue onto the mouth coating flavors blessed with excellent dry extract and better overall balance. Lovely and understated.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2009
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  • 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

    • 234 bottles owned
    • 72 collectors