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 Vintage1995 Label 1 of 27 
ProducerJ. Rochioli (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationRussian River Valley
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2009 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Estate on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.2 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by ecola on 1/23/2012 & rated 90 points: Dried cherry and a little wet earth. Fruit starts to brighten on the finish. Very good acidity and will go well with a variety of food. (1133 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 11/22/2011 & rated 90 points: 1976 - 1996 Pinot Noir (Tom's House, Palo Alto, CA): Crimson with light bricking. Baking spice and a touch of brett on the nose. Light to medium body with low to med acidity. Slightly sweet black cherry and baking spice with a bit of tannic structure left. Nice depth and balance. (my 2nd, group's 2nd) (1858 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 11/22/2011 & rated 88 points: Old Pinots Blindtasted (Tom's House, Palo Alto, California): Group's #2 (my #4) – 64 pts.; 2, 1, 1, 0 - bricking medium dark cherry red color; mature, dried cherry, floral, hibiscus, root beer float nose; mature, herbal, floral, hibiscus, tart red fruit palate; medium finish (830 views)
 Tasted by fredb on 5/3/2011: Medium-dark red with some transparency. Aromas of red berries, leaves, sous bois, and rhubarb. Palate shows a plummy core with some strawberry and sous bois on the medium finish. Drink. (1634 views)
 Tasted by fredb on 12/18/2010: Dark garnet color. Aromas of smoke, beef broth, cherries, and mushrooms. Porcini and smoky cherry palate with some smoky bitter chocolate elements emerging on a medium finish. Some sous bois also present. Better showing than a previous bottle a few months ago, but still this one is in a "time to drink" phase. Drink. (1763 views)
 Tasted by fredb on 10/16/2010: Dark red color. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, plum, and a hint of tomato. On the palate, this shows some oxidation with a slightly stewed tomato character that is still underneath a ripe plum, blackberry, and cherry fruit veneer. Notes of mushroom and sous bois frame the fruit and the finish is medium-short. This is on the decline but pleasant to quaff, no more. Drink up. (1834 views)
 Tasted by Hermes on 2/18/2009 & rated 88 points: Watery nose. Slightly past it's prime. Very muted fruits, but no raisin. I had hoped for more. If you are sitting on this, it is time to uncork! (1242 views)
 Tasted by mlawren1 on 11/22/2007 & rated 94 points: Amazing wine, layers of berries and cherries. Finished with a hint of nuttieniess that went on for ever. (772 views)
 Tasted by shine on 5/18/2006: OTH (1365 views)
 Tasted by Cal Bear on 5/1/2006 & rated 91 points: Lovely, balanced, medium bodied wine with strong cherry and rasperberry flavors. Light nose but luscious flavor. Long silky finish. At peak now but could last a few more years. (990 views)
 Tasted by pgordon62 on 4/12/2006 flawed bottle: Corked. (1427 views)
 Tasted by pgordon62 on 9/25/2005 & rated 91 points: Enticing floral, cherry nose with a hint of menthol. Soft and silky on the palate with a balanced, pleasing finish. This has aged beautifully. At peak now and should be drunk over the next 1-2 years. (1215 views)
 Tasted by jamiekutch on 7/29/2005: Unfortunately the bottle was slightly oxidized and the fruit slightly dried out. I overheard someone saying how they loved this wine and as two bottles were opened, I figured the other showed better. Unfortunately I didn’t get to taste it. (1550 views)
 Tasted by bestdamncab on 7/24/2003 & rated 89 points: Tasting of 4 Pinots third place. Nice brilliant beet red color in the glass, second darkest color, closed nose, candy apple mainly, more of the same on the palate, great mouth feel, sweetest fruit of the group, slightly short on complexity, medium body and medium finish. (172 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (11/22/2011)
(J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley) Group's #2 (my #4) – 64 pts.; 2, 1, 1, 0 - bricking medium dark cherry red color; mature, dried cherry, floral, hibiscus, root beer float nose; mature, herbal, floral, hibiscus, tart red fruit palate; medium finish  88 points
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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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