2006 J Rochioli - Pinot Noir Estate 750ml

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BH 90   IWC 90   WA 89-91   WS 92   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Burghound | Rating: 90

(14.2%) Interestingly, this is the most elegant wine of this group with a spicy, airy and pure red pinot fruit nose that leads to rich, full and finely detailed medium-bodied flavors that are at present a bit awkward, especially on the finish yet the underlying elements are clearly here to allow this to come together successfully. Promising.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 32

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($48) Bright red. Vibrant red berry aromas are complicated by baking spices and minerals, picking up fresh rose with air. Sweet black raspberry and candied cherry flavors offer very good purity and focus, with silky tannins adding grip to the finish. A distinctly fresh and lively style of pinot that is completely fat-free.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 89-91

The medium ruby-hued 2006 Pinot Noir Estate possesses soft, strawberry and kirsch-like aromas, abundant sweet berry fruit on the palate, good acidity, and a soft, round style meant to be consumed over the next several years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

A fragrant, delicate style, with pretty plum, black cherry and wild berry scents that are both rich and elegant. This is sharply focused and displays excellent balance, with a long, persistent finish that reveals extra measures of depth.

Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 85
Author: Steve
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/24/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2015

Rating: 91
Author: Charles M71
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/05/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2014
Ripe berry nose with great balance. A bit of tannin lingers on the long finish.

Rating: 90
Author: nothoi
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/11/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2012
Awesome wine - wish I had a boatload of it! It comes with a bushel of cherries and strawberries with a helping of french toast. Emphasis on the nutmeg and cinnamon... Kinda dry in the mouth but really elegant. I consistently love the weight and and mouth of Rochioli's pinots. I got a bunch of cranberrie and caramel tones as well on the mouth. Great stuff!

Rating: 97
Author: chaser
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/12/2010
Still the absolute best rrv estate pinot that I have ever had from Rochioli. Soft tannins, cherry and rhubarb with earth...Very elegant.

Rating: 90
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/04/2010

Average rating: 91, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1072 bottles owned by 305 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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