Rochioli Russian River Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2019
#37 - 2021 Top 100 Wine Spectator
This full-bodied wine is complex and rich with the typical Rochioli character and the Classic Russian River Valley charm. Aged in French oak for 15 months, the wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a balanced structure.
#54 Top 100 Cellar Selections 2021. This is a blend of several single-vineyard designates, predominantly Little Hill (53%) and Big Hill (15%), with additions from West Block, East Block, and Sweetwater as well. Dark plum and raspberry accent a lively and expansive palate framed by rounded tannins and easy oak accents. Enjoy from 2029-2034.
Delicate and refined, this is filled with concentrated raspberry tart flavors that are laced together by plenty of cedary and underbrush accents. The fresh, juicy finish shows touches of ripe minerality and hints of white pepper. Drink now through 2027.
The 2019 Pinot Noir comes from a mix of the single Vineyards and is a classic Russian River that shows the style of the vintage (and the estate) beautifully. Lots of up-front raspberries and strawberry fruits, notes of spice and flower, medium body, and a fruit-forward, supple, undeniably delicious mouthfeel all make for a brilliant Pinot Noir that will offer loads of pleasure in its youth, yet keep for 4-5 years.
The 2019 Pinot Noir Estate is a very pretty, delicate wine. Lifted aromatics, bright red berry fruit, and mid-weight structure make for a tasty, Russian River Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate. This is an especially floral, silky style. A dollop of whole clusters (12%) is not especially evident.