Rochioli Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 - The Grape Tray
Rochioli Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
SKU: 2320

Rochioli Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

  • we97
  • jd94
  • ws93
  • v93


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Rochioli
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Winemaker Notes:

Deep ruby color with ripe cherry, vanilla aromas and a hint of savory herbs. Juicy and refined on the palate. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel with silky tannins and a long finish.

Pinot Noir can pair with a wide range of foods including rack of lamb, grilled salmon, beef bourguignon, pancetta wrapped roasted turkey and mushroom risotto.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we97

This blockbuster wine is a single-vineyard blend of the winery’s best blocks, including 40% Sweetwater, 39% Little Hill, 12% Big Hill, 6% West Block and 3% East Block. Together, they find unison in spicy, woody and earthy tones of white pepper and tingling acidity. It delivers a powerful freshness followed by forest notes, black tea and baked strawberry.

Virginie Boone, January 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94

A good value in world-class Pinot Noir, the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley comes from a mix of the estate's single vineyard and was 95% destemmed and brought up in French oak. It has a great red fruit-driven core as well as lots of floral and spice notes, medium body, great acidity, and no shortage of length on the finish. It's great today and will shine for 7-8 years.

May 21, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Powerful and pure-tasting, with underbrush accents and hints of white pepper to the dark currant and dried raspberry flavors. Cedary in the midpalate, with a long finish of dried beef and loamy notes.

Kim Marcus, December 2020
  • v93

The 2018 Pinot Noir Estate is such a pretty wine. Crushed red berries, rose petal, mint, spice and blood orange infuse the 2018 with tremendous character, especially at this level. A Pinot of precision and nuance, the 2018 Estate brilliantly shows the direction Tom Rochioli has taken his wines in recent years. Readers will find an especially compelling edition of the Estate in 2018.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020