2005 J. Rochioli West Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 400 cases, $78. Yield 1.8 tons per acre. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, bonfire, woodshed, tea leaf and herbs. Black-cherry driven, and seemingly a tad unripe, with a shallow mid palate, leaving behind a herbal and woody note in its wake. Atypical for West Block with the fruit lacking intensity and buried in oak and some tannin. May be an off bottle. Reserve judgment. Reviewed October 4, 2011

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