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2019 Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L

2019 Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L

Russian River Valley

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Tasting Notes
This spectacular example of the famed Rochioli Vineyard offers a bounty of aromas hinting at succulent Bing cherry, tamarind chutney, coriander and sweet pipe tobacco. A complex and exuberant palate boasts flavors of juicy, ripe red berries, blood orange, Darjeeling tea and fresh cedar, with a hint of miso broth on the finish. Power-packed and built to last, with substantial tannins and striking acidity. This one is a gem that can be savored now or in a decade.
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 brings together several stand-out blocks on the property, including three planted in 1974, 1995 and 2000, where some of the vines come from cuttings taken from the original “mother” block planted in 1968. At a time when Pinot Noir was virtually unknown here in the Russian River Valley, Joe Rochioli Jr. was ahead of his time in selecting the Pommard clone for these initial plantings.

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