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Community Tasting Notes (23) Avg Score: 89.9 points

  • Didn't have much hope for this bottle given that it's their "estate" pinot and it's 15 years old. It turned out to be quite a surprise. The nose is showing good cola and licorice notes. The palate is solid with only a hint of tannins. It feels like this wine could easily go another 5-8 years in the bottle. Not a profound wine but a solid and balanced pinot through and through.

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  • Lovely, mature, wine. Not obviously Pinot Noir at this juncture. My guess was southern Rhone but from a fine appellation like CDP. Notes of fig, cooked red fruits, cedar and leather. Lots of energy and vibrancy left. Tannins are resolved but this could go longer in a good cellar. Great balance. Very satisfying. Color is a surprisingly full garnet red. Excellent winemaking and a pure pleasure to drink. Continues to evolve after more than an hour.

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  • Russk. Luis' WW tasting at Cafe Max. Big old world old bx nose, some cola on nose. Some jam on the finish.

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  • Pop and pour at lunch. Just delicious aged pinot from the RRV. Earth and mushroom on the nose. The body filled out over several hours. Gained in depth and richness. Still nice fruit, soy and sweet balsamic mixture on the palate. Great acid and length.

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  • What a wine. Older overseas Pinot Noir at its finest!

    Nose: full-bodied and rich. Black current, marzipan and cedar wood
    Colour: Deep red starting to brownish
    Taste: Complex and deep taste, lots of ripe fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant, figs) Liquorice, almonds cinnamon and cedar wood.
    Food recommendations: Try tenderloin with braised parsleyroot and carrots. Redwine glace.

    I tried it (same vintage) a couple of years ago, and it seemed very closed and unfinished. Definitively a sleep.
    Do not decant. It aerates fast (15-20 min). To stop the aeration process, cork it inbetween pouring.
    If you have this vintage in your cellar, I would drink it now. Nevertheless I will out of experimental reasons leave my last one of same vintage.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Rochioli Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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