1998 J. Rochioli West Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 400 cases, $60. Yield 1.8 tons per acre. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color with a slight brickish rim. Aromas of black cherries, underbrush, leaf, mushroom, cardamon spice and sweaty horse (Brett). Medium-weight black cherry and cassis flavors make an impression. Smooth in texture with mild fine-grain tannins and a moderately long finish. Drink up. Very good (if you don’t mind a little Brett). Reviewed October 4, 2011

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