Rochioli

West Block Pinot Noir

9.3117 ratings
9.231 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
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9.1

cola sweetness pronounced after the HdB; still quite delicious

cola sweetness pronounced after the HdB; still quite delicious

Aug 3rd, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Incredible freshness. One of the greatest domestic PN I have had in memory.

Incredible freshness. One of the greatest domestic PN I have had in memory.

Feb 13th, 2020
Jordan Wardlaw

Really fun and interesting to watch this evolve over the course of the tasting, becoming increasingly savory and peaty. Floral notes and candied red fruit turning into dried fruit, plums, licorice and damp, mossy earth. This bottle was of terrific provenance and as a result had aged beautifully. Acidity is still very bright and lifts everything up wonderfully.

Really fun and interesting to watch this evolve over the course of the tasting, becoming increasingly savory and peaty. Floral notes and candied red fruit turning into dried fruit, plums, licorice and damp, mossy earth. This bottle was of terrific provenance and as a result had aged beautifully. Acidity is still very bright and lifts everything up wonderfully.

Aug 31st, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Not as good as the 2005 I had Las at week, but a nice effort , that is a tad heavy enjoy for the hat it is.

Not as good as the 2005 I had Las at week, but a nice effort , that is a tad heavy enjoy for the hat it is.

Jun 25th, 2017
Bill Bender

Still very big and bold at 11. A Petite Syrah lovers Pinot.

Still very big and bold at 11. A Petite Syrah lovers Pinot.

Nov 6th, 2016
David Pennycook

Good not great. A bit of pickle barrel on the nose. Good fruit.

Good not great. A bit of pickle barrel on the nose. Good fruit.

May 12th, 2016
Peter N

#delicious a wine worthy of the price

#delicious a wine worthy of the price

Mar 15th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Wow needed a hour to open, but when it did Awesome Pinot West Block 2013!! Loaded with great black fruits, layers of intense Berry flavors. Strong candidate for my Pinot of the year. CB 98

Wow needed a hour to open, but when it did Awesome Pinot West Block 2013!! Loaded with great black fruits, layers of intense Berry flavors. Strong candidate for my Pinot of the year. CB 98

Dec 27th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.9

Very ripe but mellowing nicely over time. Cedar, raspberry jam, leather and red apple skin.

Very ripe but mellowing nicely over time. Cedar, raspberry jam, leather and red apple skin.

Nov 30th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.7

Wow just received my allocation of 2013's from J Rochioli. Awesome with rich plum and Gorgeous black fruits. Needed about 25 minutes to really express itself. Thanks to Tom and his Great Wife ! Met her at Wine Spec in NYC Marriott Marquis on Past Thursday! CB 97+

Wow just received my allocation of 2013's from J Rochioli. Awesome with rich plum and Gorgeous black fruits. Needed about 25 minutes to really express itself. Thanks to Tom and his Great Wife ! Met her at Wine Spec in NYC Marriott Marquis on Past Thursday! CB 97+

Oct 27th, 2015