Rochioli

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.2601 ratings
9.2105 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
Eric Urbani

Blind tasting of nine Rochioli single vineyard Pinots, three each from 2000, 2004 and 2006. I found this one more restrained than the others. RP90

Blind tasting of nine Rochioli single vineyard Pinots, three each from 2000, 2004 and 2006. I found this one more restrained than the others. RP90

May 17th, 2021
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9.1

The 2019 Pinot Noir Estate is a very pretty, delicate wine. Lifted aromatics, bright red berry fruit and mid-weight structure make for a tasty, Russian River Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate. This is an especially floral, silky style. A dollop of whole clusters (12%) is not especially evident. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)

The 2019 Pinot Noir Estate is a very pretty, delicate wine. Lifted aromatics, bright red berry fruit and mid-weight structure make for a tasty, Russian River Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate. This is an especially floral, silky style. A dollop of whole clusters (12%) is not especially evident. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)

May 7th, 2021
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

I’ve never imagined that I would use velvety as a nose descriptor but, that is what is speaking to me with this 2012. The fruits are velvety/ brilliantly floral/slightly candied; raspberries, black raspberries, black cherries, dark cherries, lean/juicy strawberries, plum, blue fruits & cranberries. Dark, rich soils, mix of raspberry & black licorice, sandstone, nutmeg, very soft vanillin, hint of black pepper, understated savory, grilled meats, dry crushed rocks and the full spectrum of bright; red, purple, blue, red, medium dark florals framed in violets.

The palate was a bit astringent at first but, has rounded & soften nicely. The mouthfeel is gorgeous & sexy. The acidity speaks to the acid head in me. Really nice showing the beautiful growing season that 2012 brought. The fruits are; brilliantly floral/slightly candied & juicy; raspberries, black raspberries, black cherries, blackberries, dark cherries, lean/juicy strawberries, plum, blue fruits & cranberries. Dark, rich soils, mix of raspberry & black licorice, cola, tree sap, sandstone, nutmeg, very soft vanillin, caramel notes, dark chocolate bar, some melted brown sugar & understated molasses, hint of black pepper, understated savory, grilled meats, dry crushed rocks, moist clay and the full spectrum of bright; red, purple, blue, red, medium dark florals framed in violets. The beautiful, elegant, well balanced finish is gorgeous wire to wire.

@Bottega

I’ve never imagined that I would use velvety as a nose descriptor but, that is what is speaking to me with this 2012. The fruits are velvety/ brilliantly floral/slightly candied; raspberries, black raspberries, black cherries, dark cherries, lean/juicy strawberries, plum, blue fruits & cranberries. Dark, rich soils, mix of raspberry & black licorice, sandstone, nutmeg, very soft vanillin, hint of black pepper, understated savory, grilled meats, dry crushed rocks and the full spectrum of bright; red, purple, blue, red, medium dark florals framed in violets.

The palate was a bit astringent at first but, has rounded & soften nicely. The mouthfeel is gorgeous & sexy. The acidity speaks to the acid head in me. Really nice showing the beautiful growing season that 2012 brought. The fruits are; brilliantly floral/slightly candied & juicy; raspberries, black raspberries, black cherries, blackberries, dark cherries, lean/juicy strawberries, plum, blue fruits & cranberries. Dark, rich soils, mix of raspberry & black licorice, cola, tree sap, sandstone, nutmeg, very soft vanillin, caramel notes, dark chocolate bar, some melted brown sugar & understated molasses, hint of black pepper, understated savory, grilled meats, dry crushed rocks, moist clay and the full spectrum of bright; red, purple, blue, red, medium dark florals framed in violets. The beautiful, elegant, well balanced finish is gorgeous wire to wire.

@Bottega

Oct 31st, 2020
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

9.0

Notes of black berry intermingled with vanilla a bombastic #pinotnoir without being completely over the top! Tart cherry notes with deep rich flavors!!

Notes of black berry intermingled with vanilla a bombastic #pinotnoir without being completely over the top! Tart cherry notes with deep rich flavors!!

Oct 1st, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

Classic Pinot. Strawberry forward, black cherry overtones. Mid-palette finish.

Classic Pinot. Strawberry forward, black cherry overtones. Mid-palette finish.

Nov 28th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Color is starting to fade but not brackish at all. Very pretty fruit. Dried plum, cherry, anise and fig. Beautifully nuanced and subtle. Excellent example of 10 year old rrv Pinot

Color is starting to fade but not brackish at all. Very pretty fruit. Dried plum, cherry, anise and fig. Beautifully nuanced and subtle. Excellent example of 10 year old rrv Pinot

Apr 7th, 2019
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.5

Fantastic Pinot!

Fantastic Pinot!

Oct 17th, 2018
Joseph LaPanna

Deep ruby in color offering aromas of strawberry,ripe cherry, forest floor and underbrush. The palate is dusty with cherry, blackberry, and cola. Lively acidity and a long finish. Tasted twice 12 months apart.

Deep ruby in color offering aromas of strawberry,ripe cherry, forest floor and underbrush. The palate is dusty with cherry, blackberry, and cola. Lively acidity and a long finish. Tasted twice 12 months apart.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Brian Szluk

Everyone was saying it was too young but I could taste what it had to offer. The cranberry, pomegranate, red cherry, bramble very nice oak usage making the young fruit palatable with the spices covering up the immature fruit. Give the wine 5-10 years and beautiful things will be happening or maybe just decant young.

Everyone was saying it was too young but I could taste what it had to offer. The cranberry, pomegranate, red cherry, bramble very nice oak usage making the young fruit palatable with the spices covering up the immature fruit. Give the wine 5-10 years and beautiful things will be happening or maybe just decant young.

May 10th, 2018
Aaron Means

Quintessential big, oaky Russian River Pinot.

Quintessential big, oaky Russian River Pinot.

Nov 5th, 2017