2008 J. Rochioli West Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 200 cases, $100. Yield 1.4 tons per acre. · Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Reluctant aromas of Bing cherries and spice. Reddertoned cherry and berry fruit with hints of savory herbs, red hard candy and sandalwood. Less extraction than previous vintages, but still a beautiful wine that is more forward than the 2007 vintage and seduces with its soft mouth feel. Ends with a tug of bright acidity and flavor of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Very good. Reviewed October 4, 2011

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