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 RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2009
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 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: 94Author: RDV
Self | Rating: 94Author: swimmer
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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 85 bottles owned
- 43 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 43 collectors)