2010 Rochioli Pinot Noir Little Hill
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 94

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $68.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Maybe it was the mood or the meal I had the wine with, but this 2010 Little Hill came across like gangbusters in this tasting. For once I had waited long enough for a Rochioli Pinot to truly open up! This brooding, profound wine had sensationalI depth and length. Earthy melange of Burgundian Pinot fruit (dark bing cherry, over-ripe strawberry, dark currants, ...) and a superb perfume that reflected the flavors but also showed an ethereal hint of violets. Perfectly balanced and mature-tasting, virile and full of life. Beethoven more than Mozart. - HK 2016-08-10

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