2006 Rochioli Pinot Noir Estate
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $48.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

According to my notes, I liked this wine better a year or two ago, though this has never been an overly generous wine. In the latest tasting, the wine again seemed somewhat closed, unyielding, and uncharacteristic, especially in the nose, though the flavors showed some nice touches of classic Pinot cherry fruit along with cinammon-like spice, dried roses, and hints of strawberry jam and rhubarb pie. Elegant in feel, but constricted and tight to my taste. - HK 2011-04-02


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