VINEYARD:The grapes for this outstanding Pinot Noir come from two vineyards in the heart of Russian River Valley: the renowned Rochioli Vineyard and Allen Vineyard on the opposite side of Westside Road. Both sites are farmed by the Rochioli family. Each clone and field selection was chosen to take advantage of specific soil type, elevation and exposure to the sun, generating wines that are vibrant and powerful, yet delicate and balanced. 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 Vineyard.
TASTING NOTES:Aromas of wild summer strawberries, cranberry sauce, and cherry preserves fill the glass. Elements of dried herbs and baking spices complement the fruit character and lend layers of intrigue and complexity. The palate is elegantly structured and perfectly balanced with silky tannins from carefully selected French oak. Bright, natural acidity provides freshness and astounding length to this beautiful expression of Rochioli Allen fruit.