2005 Rochioli Zinfandel
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 85

Alcohol by volume: 14.9%
Price at time of purchase: $30.00 (From winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s):

When first tasted in 2007, this light ruby colored wine displayed some pleasant red fruitiness, but was completely dominated by its tannic and acid structure, making it feel austere and coldhearted and not particularly pleasant, even with food. (It was rated 81 at that time.) By 2010 the facade has softened dramatically and the wine is both more fruit-forward and elegant. Still not a particularly powerful or rich-feeling Zin, but certainly a pleasant and interesting one. Maybe there is even more improvement coming for the patient of heart. - HK 2010-11-01


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