Rochioli Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California, 2018

Rochioli Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California, 2018 - Merchant of Wine

Regular price $95.00

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Overview of the Wine

"I can proudly say that the name Rochioli has been associated with this area for almost 80 years. My father, Joe Rochioli Jr. had the foresight to know that the soil of this unique spot in the Russian River Valley was very special and would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines.”

Now as a third-generation winemaker, I’m proud of our family heritage and the significant contributions to farming and winemaking that both my father and grandfather have made over the years. As a family winery we have been fortunate enough to earn the reputation as one of California’s finest wine producers. I look forward to the next generation." – Tom Rochioli, Winemaker

Grape / Blend

Pinot Noir

Origin

California

Tasting Notes

A legendary Pinot Noir producer! This Estate is a precise blend of our many different single vineyard sites. Forty percent Sweetwater, thirty-nine percent Little Hill, twelve percent Big Hill, six percent West Block, and three percent East Block. This full bodied wine is complex and rich with the typical Rochioli character and the Classic Russian River Valley charm. Aged in French oak for 15 months, the wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a balanced structure.

Deep ruby color with ripe cherry, vanilla aromas and a hint of savory herbs. Juicy and refined on the palate. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel with silky tannins and a long finish.

94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck
A good value in world-class Pinot Noir, the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley comes from a mix of the estate's single vineyard and was 95% destemmed and brought up in French oak. It has a great red fruit-driven core as well as lots of floral and spice notes, medium body, great acidity, and no shortage of length on the finish. It's great today and will shine for 7-8 years.

Praise for Past Vintages:
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage)
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage)
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 Vintage)
90-Points Antonio Galloni / Vinous (2015 Vintage)
91-Points Wine Enthusiast (2015 Vintage)
91-points Wine Enthusiast (2014 Vintage)
90-points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2014 Vintage)
92-points Antonio Galloni / Vinous (2014 Vintage)


Product size: 750ml

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