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Gift Set - Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir Vertical

Vertical Gift Set of Single Vineyard Pinot Noir from Rochioli Vineyard

Includes 1 ea 2014, 2015 & 2016 Vintages; Extrememly Limited Availability

Gift Set - Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir Vertical

Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
This exemplary Pinot Noir typifies the unique qualities of an exceptional, yet small vintage. Rochioli Pinot Noir expresses purity and a sense of place, flaunting aromas of sweet tobacco, juicy raspberry and tangerine zest, with hints of five-spice and an intriguing character reminiscent of Japanese mushroom-soy broth. Luscious flavors of savory wild berry & rosemary compote, succulent ripe cherry, black tea and violets unfold on the palate. Undertones of dried herbs and cedar box balance and accentuate the voluptuous fruit flavors, while the fine-grained, expansive tannins develop into a soft, warm, velvety finish, complemented by mouthwatering, tangy acidity.
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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