Rochioli River Block Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Russian River, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Rich red berry fruits combine with a floral quality that is quite unique. A powerful wine with ripe fruit flavors, soft tannin and balanced acidity.
"Bright medium red. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola, lavender and minerals, complemented by a suave florality. Sweet, penetrating yet seamless red fruit flavors show a compelling blend of richness and vivacity, along with a subtle smokiness. The raspberry note shows strongly on the finish, which clings with outstanding tenacity and clarity."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2010 Pinot Noir River Block comes across as a bit reticent at this stage. Dark cherries, menthol, sweet spices and licorice are woven together nicely but the wine nevertheless appears to be holding back much of its potential. Today the 2010 River Block isn't as expressive as the other 2010s here, or the 2009s, but if the austere, angular contour softens and the fruit fills out, it may merit a higher score."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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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.
Learn About Russian River
The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...
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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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