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

14.5% alc., $90. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The nose opens slowly over a few hours to reveal very enticing aromas of red and black cherry, baking spices and forest floor. Mid weight plus in concentration with flavors of blackberry and black raspberry that make a powerful statement. A little rugged, rustic and earthy early on but when sampled several hours later, the unctuous fruit was more amendable yet still a little earthy. The tannins are quite easygoing, the texture is soft and the finish has very good length although not quite as long as the 2017 River Block. Score: 95. Reviewed May 3, 2020

Winery: J. Rochioli Vineyard & Winery
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