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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Rochioli Pinot Noir 2002
Rochioli Pinot Noir 2002
(search item no. 76742)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rochioli Vineyards has definitely earned its place in the pantheon of stellar winemaking. Year after year, wines coming from the Rochioli vineyards rank at the top of virtually every winelover's wish list. After his father spent more than a decade farming the land, Joe Rochioli purchased the vineyards in the late 1950s. He was certain that specific varietals would do best in the unique microclimate of the Russian River Valley. When his son, Tom, began to produce the first Rochioli wines in the mid 1980s, the immediate results were spectacular. The outstanding quality of the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, which come from this vineyard, made it clear that the Rochiolis were outstanding winemakers.

The 161-acre Rochioli vineyard is exceptional. When one combines great vineyards with great farming practices, the obvious result is great wine grapes, and exceptional wines. The Rochiolis still sell some of their grapes to other noted Pinot Noir winemakers. Currently, Tom Rochioli makes about 10,000 cases of estate wine per year. Most winelovers would certainly appreciate having more of these outstanding wines available for their tables and cellars.

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About Rochiolli:

The Rochioli family has been growing grapes on its 136-acre ranch since the 1930s. In 1984, Tom Rochioli created the first wines to be produced under the Rochioli name. The 9000 case winery produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.