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2016 Rochioli Vineyard River Block Pinot Noir

Elegantly structured and perfectly balanced with firm tannins and offers a stunning expression from this classic Russian River Valley vineyard.

2016 Rochioli Vineyard River Block Pinot Noir

Appellation
Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
This gorgeous wine opens up with aromas of dark cherry, plum, wild strawberry and hints of orange blossom. It performs a fine balancing act, boasting weight and succulent fruit, while also offering floral, zesty aromas and juicy, mouthwatering acidity. The intriguing flavor profile suggests dried herbs, blood orange, pomegranate, black tea and a touch of guava. Elegantly structured and perfectly balanced with firm tannins and lightly toasted oak, the wine finishes with incredible length and offers a stunning expression from this classic Russian River Valley vineyard.
Vineyard Notes
About five miles from our winery up the gently winding Westside Road, the 162-acre Rochioli Vineyard was originally purchased in 1938 by Joe Rochioli, Sr. The vision of growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along these fertile, gravelly soils was carried out by Joe Jr. after his father’s passing in 1966. Of the 128 planted acres on the Rochioli Vineyard, half is planted to various clones of Pinot Noir. This release features fruit from one of the most famous of Rochioli blocks. We are one of only two producers who purchase grapes from this block, which consistently produces low yielding, elegant, luscious fruit. In 2016, we just couldn’t bring ourselves to blend it away; instead, we decided to bottle it under the black label, reserved for our most unique and inspirational wines.
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