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2009 Rochioli Sweetwater Vineyard Pinot Noir

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March 3, 2024 - $57



95Wine Spectator

A gorgeous expression of pure ripe fruit, this is fresh, lively and juicy, featuring an elegantly distributed mix of ripe blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Full-bodied, deep and persistent, without being heavy. 356 cases made.

92-94+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...reveals sweet strawberry, cherry and raspberry fruit as well as a suggestion of gun flint. Its new French oak aging (all Francois Freres barrels) is well-concealed in this full-bodied effort.

92+ Vinous / IWC

..Sappy aromas of cherry, black raspberry, violet and musky sassafras..deeply concentrated flavors of dark berries, cherry-cola, bitter chocolate and Moroccan spices. Solidly structured, dense pinot noir..really deserves some cellar time.


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.