2017 J. Rochioli Vineyards & Winery Sweetwater Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

1 4.5% alc., $86. · Moderately deep garnet color in the glass. Very reserved aromas of dark red cherry and spice upon opening. Mid weight flavors of dark red cherry and strawberry with a bit of spice. The wine is lifted by good acidity and tamed by velvety tannins. A slight touch of oak plies the background. Much more expressive on the nose and palate when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle showing admirable elegance. This wine has a younger vine character compared to the Little Hill bottling which shows the complexity and structure that comes with older vines. Still, it is a damn good wine. Score: 95. Reviewed May 3, 2020

Winery: J. Rochioli Vineyard & Winery
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