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2007 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Paraiso Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

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5/23/2015 - kietkopelli wrote: 93 points

Unmistakably Santa Lucia Highlands PN, my second favorite PN region in CA behind Anderson Valley. Really bright nose loaded with fruits and flowers to start. In the mouth it has bright red fruits with mossy forest floor and burnt toast. If you prefer bright fruit forward style PN with little funky earth look to Santa Lucia if you like more Burgundy style look to Anderson Valley. Great valley areas and in most instance much better PN than Napa.

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2011 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard

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5/16/2015 - Richard Jennings wrote: 88 points

Medium dark cherry red color; tart cherry, raspberry, brett nose; tart cherry, raspberry, brett palate medium-plus finish

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2011 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield

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5/16/2015 - Richard Jennings wrote: 87 points

Medium ruby color; tart cherry, raspberry nose; tart cherry, raspberry palate; medium-plus finish

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2012 La Rochelle Chardonnay Rosella's Vineyard

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5/16/2015 - Richard Jennings wrote: 87 points

Light yellow color; apple pie filling nose; apple pie filling, baked pear palate; medium finish

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Blanc de Noirs - Methode Champenoise

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5/16/2015 - Richard Jennings wrote: 88 points

Light yellow color; abundant tiny bubbles; almond, safflower honey nose; almond, safflower honey palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish

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2007 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

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4/13/2015 - twain wrote: 90 points

Jam, underbrush, mineral. Still some acidity but probably should drink up

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Paraiso Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

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3/20/2015 - maderay wrote: 90 points

VG. Same description as previous

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2012 La Rochelle Pinot Meunier Saralee's Vineyard

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3/6/2015 - diggydan wrote: 84 points

Palate was fine. Had a smell that reminded me of beer though...brett? So maybe flawed but I've never encountered that smell in wine before. Off the list at Searsucker in San Diego.

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2007 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

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2/19/2015 - twain wrote: 92 points

Better than previous bottles. Farmy but pleasant nose, brick color. Surprising acidity and dried montmorency cherries, mineral.

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Paraiso Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

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2/6/2015 - maderay wrote: 92 points

VG+. Light-medium bodied. Cherries, spices, very nice wine

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Mission Ranch

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1/24/2015 - cmmatthews Likes this wine: 88 points

Pop and pour. More oak and vanilla than I would expect...a bit overwhelming to the fruit.

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2012 La Rochelle Pinot Meunier Saralee's Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

1/6/2015 - ecola Likes this wine: 90 points

Juicy mouthfeel with candied black cherry and a soft finish. Great ripeness and balance of acidity.

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2009 La Rochelle Pinot Noir White Sage Vineyard

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11/27/2014 - crushzone wrote: 86 points

The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like cherry and strawberry. It tastes like grapefruit and strawberry. The body is light/medium. The wine has angular texture. The wine finishes short. The wine has high acidity.

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2008 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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9/9/2014 - richardkim Does not like this wine: 80 points

The palate has some interesting fruit and spice notes, but is dominated by new oak. Without this the wine might have been a pretty and restrained wine but the oak is overwhelming.

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2009 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Sarmento Vineyard

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7/13/2014 - crushzone wrote: 91 points

Very last one. So sad....

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2007 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

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7/7/2014 - dontime wrote: NR

Killer PN at the state monopoly store's sale price of $17. Bright cherries, red fruit, hint of spicy tea. Drinking very nicely now. If scoring 90-92.

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard

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6/28/2014 - aagrawal wrote: 87 points

Dinner at Home; 6/27/2014-6/28/2014 (Fremont, CA): Aromatic, but slight chemical/plastic note, slight spice, red fruit, but chemical is distracting; palate is light-medium bodied, good spice and red fruit, intense through the midpalate; finish is short-medium length. Perhaps an interesting wine, but the chemical note on the nose and the lack of any complexity or depth make it a poor choice for the price. Doesn't have the haunting nose I look for in great pinot. Decent, drink now. 87

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir El Coro Vineyard

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5/31/2014 - crushzone Likes this wine: 89 points

The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle.
It smells like black currant (cassis) and cherry.
It tastes like strawberry and cherry. The body is medium. The wine has juicy texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.

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2007 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

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5/7/2014 - twain wrote: 89 points

Brick red. Significant funk in the nose and pencil shavings. Cherry fruit in the mouth, tannins are faded but enough acidity remains. Distinct black tea on the finish. On it's way out, suggest drink up.

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2009 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Santa Cruz

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4/13/2014 - Richard Jennings wrote: 89 points

Medium dark cherry red color; baking spice, cherry puree nose; silky textured, cherry puree, baked cherry palate; medium-plus finish

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2008 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Lester Family Vineyards Deer Park Vineyard

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4/13/2014 - Richard Jennings wrote: 87 points

Medium dark cherry red color; VA, baked cranberry nose; tart cherry, cinnamon palate; medium-plus finish

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2012 La Rochelle Pinot Meunier Saralee's Vineyard

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4/14/2014 - Tristan Brown wrote: NR

Very good wine. Drink now

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2008 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Spring Hill Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

4/10/2014 - kietkopelli wrote: 91 points

Very nice and balanced PN

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2008 La Rochelle Pinot Noir La Cruz Vineyard

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4/4/2014 - crushzone wrote: 90 points

Did a two year vertical with the 2009. The extra year made a difference, whether because of the time or specific vintage. More cherries than the '08. Also better overall balance and depth.

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2008 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Spring Hill Vineyard

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1/7/2014 - blueszy wrote: 92 points

Very nice!

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