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2012 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Sweetwater Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2016 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • RJWallis Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 7, 2023 - PnP, could have used some time open or in a decanter. Cherry cola predominates, fairly highly extracted so if you like that sort of thing (and our guests definitely did) drink up!

  • gjv115 Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 4, 2021 - Pnp. More like a Syrah than pinot. Rich. Full of fruit and flavor. Absolutely wonderful.

  • gharter Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 19, 2020 - Served with glazed salmon. Pnp. Great nose with raspberry, cherry, a touch of earthiness . Medium body, good acidity. Lots of flavor similar to the aroma. Cherry and raspberry, boysenberry with a hint of oak. Long smooth finish. In a really good drinking window now.

  • gmbdds wrote: 92 points

    May 25, 2019 - Cherry and cranberry fruit. Smoke and earth notes. A full and rich Pinot, but with a racy mouthfeel and supporting acidity.

  • Black Kat Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 7, 2018 - -Bottle served at room temperature (68°)
    -Cork in excellent condition-very little wine bleed (1mm-4mm)
    -Decanted for 1 hour
    -Color: Light garnet, clear.
    -Nose: Cranberry/rhubarb up front with rose peddle and mint towards then end.
    -Palate: Light red fruit (cranberry, strawberry, raspberry but no one dominant) up front with Sandalwood mid-palate towards then end. Low acidity and not a full mouth feel for a Pinot Noir, lighter than expected. Tannins were evident but very soft. Very clean finish on the end.
    -Food: Paired with Salmon (with capers) and went very well. Would pair well with salmon, pork, pasta and lighter dishes.
    -Overall: Very enjoyable and more of an “everyday” Pinot Noir that did not have an overly distinctive characteristic other than the red fruit up font. Ok to drink now but would be nice to hold for a few more years to let the fruit soften and see what other flavor notes would appear. But don’t wait too long. Since it lacks a lot of structure and with low acidity it won’t age quite as long as a typical Russian River Pinot Noir.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma and Beyond: New Releases (Feb 2014) (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer J. Rochioli
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sweetwater Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 258 (38%)
  • Consumed 417 (61%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Chicken, Pasta, Salmon

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