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2005 Rochioli "West Block" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

SKU #1040688 96-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark One of the most stupendous Russian River Pinots I have ever tasted, there are just over 400 cases of this amazing wine. A ruby/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of forest floor, spring flowers, blackberries, and sweet cherries. A steely structure gives way to a wine of superb depth, richness, dimensions, length, and purity. There are 400 cases of this astounding effort, which was aged in 75% new French oak. Kudos to Tom Rochioli, one of the wine world’s great guys who, without any fanfare, continues to turn out world-class wines of extraordinary aromatic and flavor dimensions. Inner quote mark (12/2006)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A big, rich, dense, extracted Pinot. It’s tremendously rich in red and black cherry, rhubarb, pomegranate, cola and spice flavors, and feels elegant and balanced. This was a ripe vintage with a long hangtime, yet the wine shows no trace of supermaturity. Silky and crisp, it’s young now, with a pucker of cherry-skin tannins. Age this one. Best 2009—2015. Inner quote mark (7/2007)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Medium red. Exotic, intensely perfumed red berry aromas lifted by a touch of rose and a peppery nuance. Wild strawberry and raspberry flavors show impressive cut and energy, with building sweetness on the finish. Lingering suggestions of licorice and tobacco add depth. This is really sexy. Inner quote mark (6/2007)

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark A very bright and relatively high-toned nose features aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry that complement both richer and fuller medium weight flavors that possess an attractive texture and excellent mid-palate concentration while culminating in a delicious and lingering finish. Inner quote mark (10/2008)

K&L Notes

From the Winery: "With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. Our family crafts renowned, terroir-driven wines built on a foundation of superb fruit. We are fortunate that our wines are always in demand, always revered and always rated among the best varietals to be sought anywhere in the world. This commitment to quality is unwavering and our promise to everyone who uncorks a bottle of our wine. Our Estate Wines are currently available to purchase. Our Single Vineyard Wines are produced in a very limited quantity and are made available to members of The List."

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