Rochioli

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.2114 ratings
9.125 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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
Peter Langenstein

2012 lovely Pinot

2012 lovely Pinot

Jun 29th, 2016
Brian Tuite

En magnum, Happy Birthday Ashley!

En magnum, Happy Birthday Ashley!

Mar 31st, 2016
Ty Richchouyrod

🌻🌻

🌻🌻

Jun 28th, 2015
Chris Wanner

Quite pleasing! Surprisingly not as big as I expected!

Quite pleasing! Surprisingly not as big as I expected!

Jun 26th, 2015
Reid Kinnett

Raspberry, herbs. Not as pretty on day 2

Raspberry, herbs. Not as pretty on day 2

Apr 2nd, 2015
Aaron Means

Delicious and typical RRV Pinot. Very big and fruit driven but doesn't overshadow it's loamy nuances and backbone.

Delicious and typical RRV Pinot. Very big and fruit driven but doesn't overshadow it's loamy nuances and backbone.

Nov 15th, 2014
Max Thieriot

Co-Founder of Senses Wines

8.9

Bistro in Occ. Dinner and this... Yes please

Bistro in Occ. Dinner and this... Yes please

Oct 8th, 2014
Samuel Kass

California love

California love

Aug 6th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.7

Wine Group Rochioli Pinot Noir 2012 very Fruit driven well balanced.

Wine Group Rochioli Pinot Noir 2012 very Fruit driven well balanced.

May 5th, 2014