2020 Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

$89.95

With three generations of dedication, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned quite a reputation for quality in Sonoma County. The family was among the earliest pioneers of Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley, and they still craft terroir driven wines built on a foundation of superb fruit, a tradition that’s kept them in demand over the decades. This blend of their own single-vineyard designates builds to a beautiful whole that will reach even greater heights with a little time in the bottle. Fruit-forward, supple, and undeniably delicious, Rochioli hasn’t missed a beat in this expression.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Vintage:
2020
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
95
Score Wine Enthusiast:
94
Score Wine Spectator:
94
SKU #:
1048615
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95

Wine Advocate

Medium ruby-purple, the 2020 Pinot Noir Estate is bursting with spicy cranberry, pomegranate, autumn leaves and Angostura bitters aromas. The medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with a concentrated core of ripe red fruit, and it has a long, layered finish. Blended with grapes from several vineyards across the Rochioli property (including Little Hill, Sweetwater, Big Hill, West Block and East Block), it offers lots of spicy complexity.

WE94

Wine Enthusiast

A block selection of some of the producer's most prized sites, this is made from 34% Little Hill, 28% Sweetwater, 19% Big Hill, 12% West Block and 7% East Block. Thick in bacon, grilled meat and brooding cherry fruit, it shows a chalky, gravelly texture in its structured, intense and tightly wound youth. Enjoy best from 2030–2040.

WS94

Wine Spectator

Racy from the get-go, this delivers a delicious mix of linzer torte, blood orange and plum flavors inlaid with incense, black tea and mineral threads that add tension and range through the finish, dovetailing nicely with a pretty gloss of spicy toast. Best from 2023 through 2030. 1,456 cases made.