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NV La Rochelle Pinot Noir Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Mountains more

1/15/2016 - bravo.solares Likes this wine: 91 points

Beatiful nose. Ample fruit, mostly red. Cherries and cranberry. Candied. Some baking spices. On the palate, some rhubarb, cherries, pomegranate. Quite tart. Plenty of acidity. Easy to drink.

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2012 La Rochelle Pinot Meunier Saralee's Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

1/9/2016 - Vinnut Likes this wine: 90 points

Second notes on this wine, more than 2 years later. Light garnet in color. Forward, fragrant & attractive nose of luscious ripe red fruit aromas of cherries, strawberries and raspberries with spice overtones of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves & floral notes of stock with herbs, earthy, dusty, minerals and a touch of vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, lush, ripe red fruit flavors of sweet cherries, tart cranberries & strawberries, spices, earthy, herbs and a hint of vanilla. Lingering smooth finish. Drinks quite well at present and has developed quite well and gained added complexity with a few additional years of aging. It is unfortunate the Saralee's Vineyard has been sold and replanted with another varietal.

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Mission Ranch

Arroyo Seco more

1/2/2016 - cmmatthews Likes this wine: 91 points

Really nice Pinot that has improved in the year I've had it.

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2011 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

11/15/2015 - BillsWine Likes this wine: 93 points

Smooth. Balanced. Nuanced. Sophisticated.

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2012 La Rochelle Chardonnay Recherché Reserve Ferrington Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

11/8/2015 - ttsimpson28 wrote: 93 points

First had at vineyard this July and it blew me away. Just a beautiful Chard, extremely versatile with food and just wonderfully refreshing. Not going to dork out on tasting notes but this is really nice, well balanced juice. Not super oaky either but not a stick of butter either. Will be buying more.

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2012 La Rochelle Pinot Noir El Coro Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

10/17/2015 - cmmatthews Likes this wine: 92 points

Superb. Bit more acid on the finish than previous vintages. El Coro is my favorite La Rochelle Pinot. Always excellent.

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2012 La Rochelle Chardonnay Recherché Reserve Dutton Ranch Morelli Lane Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

10/18/2015 - La Cave d'Argent wrote: 88 points

This wine, carrying the Recherché Reserve designation, was 100% barrel fermented (50% new oak, 50% second-use barrels). It was then aged 12 months sur lie prior to bottling. Medium yellow-gold in color, it flaunts ripe pear, brioche, tropical fruit and vanilla aromas. On the palate, it is medium-bodied, seamlessly alcoholic (14.1%) and fairly fresh, yet concurrently has a creamy texture and a substantial component of toasted oak. The flavors mirror the nose and stay solid in the middle. Medium-to-long and smooth on the finish, this is a quality offering which, while very good, would have been better with a little less oak. Drink now-2018.

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir White Sage Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

9/18/2015 - cmmatthews wrote: 88 points

Seems like it is approaching the end of the drinking window.

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2009 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Block A

Santa Lucia Highlands more

9/12/2015 - Blauweiss Likes this wine: 91 points

Great Cali-pinot, perfect now. The initial big fruit has settled and this is now a very smooth and pleasant PN. Good with or without food, good stuff, wish I had more...

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Paraiso Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

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8/16/2015 - maderay wrote: 92 points

VG+. Berries, spices and spicy

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2007 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Sarmento Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

7/11/2015 - K&J Likes this wine: 93 points

I found this Pinot to be very well constructed and Burgundian in style, perhaps up to a premier cru in quality!

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2010 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Block A

Santa Lucia Highlands more

7/5/2015 - Fullhouse wrote: 85 points

Bought at winery some months ago. Was better there than with
food (salmon). Not flawed, but just showed as being rather simple and average.

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2008 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Spring Hill Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

6/21/2015 - CentreIce Likes this wine: NR

Still very good. Went well with our prime rib.

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2006 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Sarmento Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

6/15/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 91 points

still tasting very good, slight color degradation - but flavor is good

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2006 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Classic Clones

Arroyo Seco more

5/28/2015 - dontime wrote: NR

Over the hill and down the drain.

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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

Santa Lucia Highlands more

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

Santa Lucia Highlands more

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

Santa Lucia Highlands more

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

Santa Lucia Highlands more

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

Russian River Valley more

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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