Rochioli Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020
(Sonoma, California) - [WA 95] [WE 94] [WS 94]
Regular price $120.00 Sale price $86.99 Save $33.01
Elegant and beautifully balanced, this Pinot Noir has aromas of ripe cherry, vanilla and a hint of savory herbs, while on the palate it is juicy and refined with a hint of dusty cherry. The wine has a big rich mouth-feel, silky tannins and a long finish. This wine expresses classic Rochioli character.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium ruby-purple, the 2020 Pinot Noir Estate is bursting with spicy cranberry, pomegranate, autumn leaves and Angostura bitters aromas. The medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with a concentrated core of ripe red fruit, and it has a long, layered finish. Blended with grapes from several vineyards across the Rochioli property (including Little Hill, Sweetwater, Big Hill, West Block and East Block), it offers lots of spicy complexity."
94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Racy from the get-go, this delivers a delicious mix of linzer torte, blood orange and plum flavors inlaid with incense, black tea and mineral threads that add tension and range through the finish, dovetailing nicely with a pretty gloss of spicy toast. Best from 2023 through 2030. 1,456 cases made."
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A block selection of some of the producer's most prized sites, this is made from 34% Little Hill, 28% Sweetwater, 19% Big Hill, 12% West Block and 7% East Block. Thick in bacon, grilled meat and brooding cherry fruit, it shows a chalky, gravelly texture in its structured, intense and tightly wound youth. Enjoy best from 2030–2040."