With each vintage, their Pinot’s get better & better.
On the nose, liqueured cherries, black cherries, strawberries, dry cranberries, touch of baked rhubarb, dark rich soils, limestone minerals, red licorice/cola, steep fruit tea. Dry brush, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, Provence herbs, warm toast, fresh red & dark florals with violets.
The body is medium, rich & lush. Liqueured cherries, black cherries, strawberries, dry cranberries, pomegranate, touch of baked rhubarb, blueberries, dark rich soils, limestone minerals, red licorice/cola, steep fruit tea. Dry brush, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, Provence herbs, warm toast, fresh red & dark florals with violets. Even though this wine was stored well, it wasn’t stored in my best storage. It might be two years ahead of schedule. However, the structure, tension, length and balance are about two years from its peak. The acidity is round and like a gentle rain shower. The long finish is well balanced, elegant, lush, rich and lasts minutes.
Photos of, the Estate vines as viewed from their patio, the old oak vats inside their tasting room that were once used for winemaking, event tasting room, and their tasting patio. — 11 days ago
A bit hesitant...the cork was a bit spongy and fully 75% saturated. A moldy, mushroomy funk was first impression, but it blew off. Wine was dark purple but grew cloudy as it warmed. But wonder of wonders... sweet, blueberry lushness and delightful forest floor notes came together and the wine morphed into something truly wonderful. Who says California Pinots don’t age??? Simply delightful for its sense of history and its fruit- driven persistence. — 14 days ago
It’s been a bit since I’ve had a Sonoma Coast Pinot, and glad my entry back included this Cobb Jack Hill. Super pretty dark ruby fruit with a hint of blueberry and some stems on the backside. Needs a few years to show its true wonder, but I’m quite satisfied to be drinking after a dreary day in one of my favorite cafes. — 6 days ago
2012 Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
A great combination of bright red fruit and spice notes. Vibrant, classy California Russian Valley pinot noir. Went well with Japanese sukiyaki.
#wine #instawine #redwine #rochioli #napa #napavalley #2012 #pinotnoir #californiawine #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #カリピノ #ピノノワール #ロキオリ #ナパ #ナパバレー — 12 days ago