2001 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir East Block

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2005 - 2009 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Minnesota wrote: 96 points

    December 3, 2017 - Exquisite. Classic Russian River profile. Soft yet well-structured. One of our best pinots consumed this year. Regrettably, no more in the cellar.

  • SeagreenWench Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 4, 2013 - This opened bright, good color, bright, nice cherry fruit on the nose, vibrant on palate, soft tanins, nice finish. After being opened for about 40 minutes it turned murky/cloudy and lost it's finish. Clearly past the peak window yet a wonderful wine none-the-less.

  • RAMwines Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 6, 2013 - My very last bottle of the 2001 Rochioli East Block. All 6 that I've drank over the past 5 years have been wonderful. This last bottle was decanted for about 1 hour, than enjoyed over 3 hours. The aroma in the glass was subtle fruits and a little forest floor. Not over-powering at all. On the palette there were lots of berries and spices obvious. The remaining tannins were gentle on the taste buds. Overall this Pinot was really great. Think it would have lasted another year or 2. Wish I had more.

  • mlawren1 wrote: 80 points

    February 9, 2013 - Wine is gone, some mushroom and herbs but no fruit left. Its drinkable but not enjoyable.

  • RAMwines wrote:

    December 22, 2011 - Rating 95 points. Found one last bottle of the 2001 Rochioli East Block Pinot hiding in the bottom row of my cellar. Enjoyed it last night with short ribs which were slow cooked over a 2 day period. Although not quite as good as the magnum I enjoyed last year in Yountville, this '01 East Block was still one of my all time favorite Pinots. About to search the cellar and see if there are any more hiding away.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    3rd Quarter, 2004, Issue #15 (link)

    (Rochioli East Block Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer J. Rochioli
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation East Block
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 74 (38%)
  • Consumed 120 (62%)

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