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2007 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir East Block

  • 93 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 74717-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($100) Vivid red. Explosively perfumed aromas of black raspberry, candied cherry, smoky Indian spices and potpourri. Round and lush in texture, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors. Becomes spicier with air, picking up cinnamon and allspice qualities and finishing with excellent clarity and lingering sweetness. As exotic as this is right now, I'd put mine away for another three to five years. (JR)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The most closed and backward is the 2007 Pinot Noir East Block. Always coming from the coolest site for Pinot Noir of the Rochiolis' already cool terroirs, this wine has full body, leafy red fruits, especially pomegranate, with some spring flowers as well. It is deep, medium-bodied, without the power and intensity of the other wines, but still very promising and more of a premier cru Cote de Beaune style than the others, which are closer to a Cote de Nuits style.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: swimmer
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

  • 85 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 43 collectors)