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Community Tasting Notes (61) Avg Score: 90.9 points

  • This was pop and pour. The wine is still bright and lively with a nose of sweet cherry, graphite and a hint of vanilla and cigar. On the palate red cherry, pepper spice, licorice and a little cola and a bit of earthiness. long finish. These are drinking well now and am looking forward to pairing with fresh baked King salmon.

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  • Started out plummy and fungal--blind, would have guessed Oregon--but over the period of two hours or so it took us to finish the bottle the cherry and spice of its origins came to the fore. Perfectly middle-aged, drinks well now but should cellar well for 3-5 more.

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  • Ooh so ready right now, but I doubt if it will last well overnight. Ruby in the glass all the way to the edge. Bowl fills with aromatic hints of cherry, floral, straw. Very smooth on the palate with mouth filling mix of cherries strawberry earth and spice. Finish is very good especially for a pinot.

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  • Tasted blind. Ripe confected borderline cloying candied nose. Dark red restrained dense spiced Pinot fruit on the palate. I figured either Cali Pinot or ripe '09 Chambolle; with some time, figured this to be New World Pinot. Fine for what it is. If I had more, I'd bury in the cellar for at least another 3-5 years. My father used to say, "California wines taste of the sun, French wines taste of the earth". This was clearly the former.

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  • You know, I went back and looked at my last note on this wine from 2011, when I gave it a 90 and "solid if unspectacular", missing a bit of structure, and "not built for long aging". What a difference 3.5 years makes, this was one of the best wines of the year this time, and definitely speaks to the reward of giving your rochioli wines a bit of time in the bottle. Pop and pour, not showing any signs of age, medium ruby color. Expressive nose upon opening. Creamy fruit on the palate with perfectly matching acidity. All in perfect balance. Lingering brisk finish. In a great drinking window, should be great for years to come.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/8/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 89 points

    (J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Russian River Valley) Medium dark cherry red color; big, spicy cherry, tart plum nose; high pitched, somewhat candied, tart cherry palate, very youthful and a little aggressive; medium finish

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