J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Barrel Select 2010

Member Review by vin0vin0:

Wow, this is a big Pinot. Loads of dark fruit, acidity, a very long finish, this is the real deal wrt Russian River Pinot Noir.

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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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Member Reviews for J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Barrel Select

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/10/2012

Wow, this is a big Pinot. Loads of dark fruit, acidity, a very long finish, this is the real deal wrt Russian River Pinot Noir.


Snooth User: bvasquez
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/05/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: jgpick
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 05/02/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Barrel Select

External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Marked by leathery, beefy, dry leaf flavors. It veers into spicy cherry and anise notes, gaining complexity and depth, though it's a tad green and lacks fruit purity. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

The 2005 Pinot Noir Estate offers delicious raspberry and black cherry fruit along with a hint of flowers, and crisp underlying acidity to buttress the beautiful texture and rich, heady mouthfeel. There are 4,000 cases of this cuvee, which was aged in one-third new Francois Freres barrels. Tom Rochioli told me considerable crop-thinning had to be done in 2005 to keep the Pinot Noir yields manageable. A blend of Dijon Clones 115 and 777 in addition to some of the old Pommard Clone, this stunning effort is the finest regular Pinot Noir Rochioli has yet produced. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Shows aromas of floral, cherry, wild berry and raspberry fruit. Compact and delicate on the palate, ending with an earthen floor and mushroom note that adds complexity. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

The medium ruby-colored 2000 Pinot Noir Estate exhibits a sweet perfume of dusty cherries intermixed with plum, loamy soil, and mineral notes. Medium-bodied and impeccably clean, with excellent length as well as ripeness, and enough acidity to provide definition and uplift, it will drink well for 4-5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

A classy effort, well-structured and easy-drinking, with complex black cherry, vanilla, currant and forest floor notes. The tannins on the finish are firm and tight, letting the fruit shine through on the finish. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

For many wineries, this would be their top Pinot. For Rochioli, it's their basic bottling. Shows ripe cherry pie, root beer, cola, tea, spice and what Michael Broadbent used to call beetroot flavors, yet is delicate and silky, almost weightless. Drink this yummy wine now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/20/2012

Openly fruity, with plum, black cherry, mineral and spice notes that show a touch of cedar. Medium- to full-bodied, retaining its delicate profile. Drink now through 2017.


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