2004 J. Rochioli East Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc.. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy dark fruits on the nose with savory aromas of herbs, wet bark and oak. Very tasty essence of black cherries, intensely flavored on the mid palate, with notable persistence on the long finish. The fruit veers to the ripe side but is irresistible in its racy quality. A striking wine that possesses impeccable balance, old vine fruit pedigree, and seductive drink ability. Slightly better than the 2003 vintage and will drink nicely for another five years. Reviewed October 4, 2011

Winery: J. Rochioli Vineyard & Winery
From article: Tasting J. Rochioli Pinot Noir