2015 J. Rochioli Vineyards & Winery West Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 228 cases, $112. Yield 1.2 tons per acre. · Dark garnet color in the glass. With time in the glass, the aromas unfold slowly. When sampled the following day from a previously opened bottle, my notes say “unreal” aromas of black cherry, spice and sandalwood. Effusive sap fills the mouth with goodness, offering flavors of black cherry, blueberry and black raspberry with an earthy underpinning. The chewy fruit is framed by honed tannins and lip-smacking acidity making for easy drinking. Like the 2014 vintage bottling, the finish is very long and intensely fruity. Truly sublime when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 97. Reviewed May 3, 2020

Winery: J. Rochioli Vineyard & Winery
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