2007 Rochioli Pinot Noir Estate
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $48.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

This excellent Pinot is entering its prime. Unlike the '06, which I have always found fairly austere, the 2007 Estate Pinot is a rich, full, masculine, chewy Pinot Noir that is a delight. Plum-ruby in color with a touch of transparency, it is loaded with earthy, spicy black cherry and plum fruit, floral notes of dried roses, and a deep, dark, complex core of Dr. Pepper/cola notes and charcoal. Very ripe-feeling in the mouth and finish, and with the usual impeccable Rochioli balance and style. Pricey but not unfairly so in this vintage. - HK 2012-06-23

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