Rochioli Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009

$72

Rare release from Russian River cult Pinot producer Rochioli. With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. He had the foresight to know that the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines. His son Joe Jr. embraced this vision and today craft renowned, terrior-driven wines built on a foundation of superb fruit. 92 Points Robert Parker: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Estate exhibits copious cherry aromas intermixed with hints of root vegetables and spring flowers. It is a soft, round, generous, pure, strikingly seductive Pinot Noir to drink over the next 5-6 years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

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

9.3

Andrew Davidoff

Wow! This is just wonderful right now. Jammy and sticky with an amazing finish. A little sweet but oh so worth it.

Wow! This is just wonderful right now. Jammy and sticky with an amazing finish. A little sweet but oh so worth it.

9.3

Jeanne Fellin

Great. Nose was a little off but tasted awesome.

Great. Nose was a little off but tasted awesome.

9.3

Frank

Dark contrast for a Pinot. Typical smell for Russian river. Initial taste was wonderful with very flavorful body. Bite at the end. Needs to sit for 30 mins

Dark contrast for a Pinot. Typical smell for Russian river. Initial taste was wonderful with very flavorful body. Bite at the end. Needs to sit for 30 mins

8.9

Dario Scimeca

No reason to get the single vineyard when this is as good as it is.

No reason to get the single vineyard when this is as good as it is.

9.5

Blair Campomizzi

A great Pinot, complex favors that show some tight berry (black and wild) that expand slowly. Light mineralogy but the lively flavors balance nicely.

A great Pinot, complex favors that show some tight berry (black and wild) that expand slowly. Light mineralogy but the lively flavors balance nicely.

9.1

John Cole

Red fruits and restrained supple tannins. Holds up 24 hours out. Delish not superlative.

Red fruits and restrained supple tannins. Holds up 24 hours out. Delish not superlative.

9.1

Jack Cust

One of the best Pinot's I've had in a long time.

One of the best Pinot's I've had in a long time.

9.3

T. R. Byars

It's California Pinot Noir. Fruit and Alcohol, yep. But If you let open in the glass you get pomegranite, rasberry, clove spice. Develops to cedar, vanilla, caramel and smoke.

It's California Pinot Noir. Fruit and Alcohol, yep. But If you let open in the glass you get pomegranite, rasberry, clove spice. Develops to cedar, vanilla, caramel and smoke.

9.0

Steven Hammer

Surprising finesse. Tons of fruit but nothing cloying or overwrought. Finish goes clean with some wet hay.

Surprising finesse. Tons of fruit but nothing cloying or overwrought. Finish goes clean with some wet hay.

9.3

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