Rochioli River Block Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Russian River, California
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.
International Wine Cellar - "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."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "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."
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. View all Rochiolli Wines
About Russian RiverView a map of Russian River wineries
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 Christmas trees.
Notable FactsThe proximity of this cool river and the rolling fogs from the Pacific Ocean make the area amenable to cool-climate grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In fact, the region is quite known for its full-bodied, yet elegant Pinot Noir, as well as their ripe, yet lean Chardonnays. Within Russian River Valley lie the smaller appellations of Chalk Hill and Green Valley. Chalk Hill is the warmer of the two and furthest from the ocean, while Green Valley is cooler and closer to the water.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review0 }div>Related ProductsThis wine is ruby in color, with a hint of purple. The nose is loaded with classic Russian River Valley ...
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Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold