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J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2003

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The grapes for this wine were selected from our many different vineyard sites. It possesses the typical Rochioli character and the classic Russian River Valley charm. The blend consists of 60% Sweetwater, 20% West Hills, 5% River Block, 5% Little Hill and 10% from different estate vineyards which include East Block, West Block and Three Corner vineyard. Color: Deep Red. Aroma: Black cherry jam nose intermixed with earth, smoke, violets and vanilla. Taste: Full bodied, long and silky with flavors of black cherry and vanilla.

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Rochioli Vineyard & Winery:
With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. 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 thi... Read more
With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. 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. Always in demand, always revered and always rated among the best varietals to be sought anywhere in the world. This commitment to quality is unwavering and our promise to everyone who uncorks a bottle of our wine. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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External Reviews for J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A muscular, concentrated, large-scaled effort, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Pinot Noir Little Hill (400 cases) reveals raspberry liqueur-like notes intermixed with forest floor, toasty oak, and hints of cocoa as well as earth. Broad, flavorful, a... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 Rochioli, J Pinot Noir Little Hill Block 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

One of the finest Pinot Noirs I have tasted from this estate is the spectacular 2003 Pinot Noir East Block. A candidate for California's Pinot Noir of the vintage, it boasts abundant amounts of raspberries, gamy meat, and flowers in an extraordi... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 J Rochioli Pinot Noir East Block 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

A muscular, concentrated, large-scaled effort...reveals raspberry liqueur-like notes intermixed with forest floor, toasty oak, and hints of cocoa as well as earth. Broad, flavorful, and built for the long haul, this impressive offering... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 Rochioli, J Pinot Noir Little Hill 750ml


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Source: Epic Cellars
07/27/2011

There are 2898 cases of the 2003 Pinot Noir Estate, which sees about 40-60% new oak. Its deep ruby color is accompanied by a perfumed bouquet of plums, black cherries, raspberries, and smoke as well as a floral, mineral-laced, medium-bodied, ripe finish. This beauty is one of the finest estate Pinots Rochioli has yet produced. It should drink well for 5-6 years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

There are only 200 cases of the 2003 Pinot Noir West Block Vineyard, a dense purple-colored effort displaying gorgeous sweetness, admirable flavor depth, crisp acidity, and loads of raspberry, cherry, and plum fruit. This substantial Pinot Noir is on... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 J Rochioli Pinot Noir West Block 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

...exhibits classic aromas of raspberries, cherries, Allspice, plums, and kirsch. Medium-bodied and rich, with wonderful flavor intensity, but not a great deal of weight, this is a typical cool-climate, phenolically ripe Pinot offering elegance along... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 J Rochioli Pinot Noir River Block 750ml



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The grapes for this wine were selected from our many different vineyard sites. It possesses the typical Rochioli character and the classic Russian River Valley charm. The blend consists of 60% Sweetwater, 20% West Hills, 5% River Block, 5% Little Hill and 10% from different estate vineyards which include East Block, West Block and Three Corner vineyard. Color: Deep Red. Aroma: Black cherry jam nose intermixed with earth, smoke, violets and vanilla. Taste: Full bodied, long and silky with flavors of black cherry and vanilla.

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