2006 Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $70. This wine was discovered on the bottom shelve at a BevMor store (a discount wine retailer in California) - astonishing considering the pedigree. · This wine needs patience currently. The aromas open slowly exhibiting black cherry, strawberry, forest floor, and hickory. Earthy and plumy on the palate with a touch of savory herbs. Elegant and silky with a short finish. Good but not great. Reviewed August 4, 2008

Winery: Rochioli Vineyards & Winery
From article: Small Sips of the Russian River Valley