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2013 Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Pinot Noir

Limited Library Release

2013 Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

VINEYARD: The grapes come from the renowned Rochioli Vineyard and Allen Vineyard. Some of the oldest vines have been nurtured by three generations of the Rochioli family. This blend is composed predominantly of Pommard Selection from the Allen Old (planted 1974) and New (planted 1996) North Hill blocks, and the balance is Pommard from the Rochioli River Block.
TASTING NOTES: This blend is always a stunning contrast to the single Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir in that it is much earthier than its counterpart. Aromas reminiscent of freshly harvested Maitake mushrooms, Assam black tea and cedar chest mingle in the glass along with a touch of brandied cherries and rose petal. The wine opens on the palate with a hint of salinity, then slowly unfolds into a captivating array of savory flavors such as cranberry, blood orange, coriander and roasted beets. The tannins are firm yet velvety, and are accentuated by the tangy acidity that this wine offers in its youth.
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
Editors' Choice. Review published soon! – September 2015
92 Points
California Grapevine
Very highly recommended. "Medium-light ruby; attractive, earthy, strawberry and Bing cherry aroma with hints of tea leaf, Asian spices, and cedar chest; medium to medium-full body; tight, crisp red fruit flavors that have good depth and persistence; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Elegantly styled and showing hints of complexity that should evolve with several more years of bottle aging." – N.P., February 2016
Vineyard(s): Rochioli Vineyard, Allen Vineyard
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 14 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.9%
pH /T.A.: 3.46 / 7.0 gm/L
Production: 414 Cases

VIDEO: Learn about Rochioli Vineyard from grower Joe Rochioli, Jr. and winemaker Theresa Heredia.

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