Gary Farrell

Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.99 ratings
8.41 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Rick Riddle

From start to finish reminds me more of an old world Pinot than a new world.

It’s a lighter bodied red with a beautiful ruby garnet color.

On the nose it screams raspberry and plum that carry thru to the palate with tart red Cherry and sweet cherry jumping on the flavor train.

The flavors continue with earthy notes of damp moss and fresh dirt.

The tart cherry lingers on thru to the finish.

This is a well balanced, beautifully structured wine. It has lots of depth and quite possibly, the best Sonoma Valley Pinot We have ever had.

Paired amazingly well with truffle Spread, fresh motz on crustini bread and green olives, highlighting the earthy tones and making the fruity notes POP

97 points
Price $70

From start to finish reminds me more of an old world Pinot than a new world.

It’s a lighter bodied red with a beautiful ruby garnet color.

On the nose it screams raspberry and plum that carry thru to the palate with tart red Cherry and sweet cherry jumping on the flavor train.

The flavors continue with earthy notes of damp moss and fresh dirt.

The tart cherry lingers on thru to the finish.

This is a well balanced, beautifully structured wine. It has lots of depth and quite possibly, the best Sonoma Valley Pinot We have ever had.

Paired amazingly well with truffle Spread, fresh motz on crustini bread and green olives, highlighting the earthy tones and making the fruity notes POP

97 points
Price $70

Nov 9th, 2018
Adam Ireland

Meh. Good first night but didn’t last well the next day

Meh. Good first night but didn’t last well the next day

Apr 10th, 2018
Michael Hemmerly

Love Gary Farrell Pinot’s from the Russian River Valley!! Beautiful notes of cherry with a slight tobacco and pepper background. 2015

Love Gary Farrell Pinot’s from the Russian River Valley!! Beautiful notes of cherry with a slight tobacco and pepper background. 2015

Feb 4th, 2018
Chad Nichols

Pommard clone. Moderately dark reddish-purple color and clear in the glass. Notes of black cherry cola, mocha, star anise and spice. And a hint of green. Possible stem inclusion? Well balanced with both finesse and power. Very good.

Pommard clone. Moderately dark reddish-purple color and clear in the glass. Notes of black cherry cola, mocha, star anise and spice. And a hint of green. Possible stem inclusion? Well balanced with both finesse and power. Very good.

Oct 31st, 2017
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.4

Sarah had this 3 years ago

Sarah had this 3 years ago

Nov 3rd, 2017
John Longo

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Feb 23rd, 2019
Eddy Krumholz

Eddy had this 2 years ago

Eddy had this 2 years ago

Sep 2nd, 2018
Rob Stone

Rob had this 2 years ago

Rob had this 2 years ago

Apr 10th, 2018
Mike Schwenk

Mike had this 3 years ago

Mike had this 3 years ago

Nov 8th, 2017