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2013 PINOT NOIR, Rochioli. Russian River, California

Bin:  460

Alcohol percentage:  14.5%


The Russian River is a beautiful (an ideal vision of ‘natural’ California wine country) sub-region of Sonoma County. It’s cool enough to produce many of the state’s best Chardonnays and Pinots, but the style is richer and more classically Californian than wines from the now-trendy west Sonoma Coast. (Technically RR is a part of ‘Sonoma Coast’ but really shouldn’t be, it has it’s own style).


“The first viable Pinot Noir crop from the ranch was in 1971. In 1976 Joe made 1,000 cases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Davis Bynum under the Fenton Acres label. In 1979 he sold some West Block Pinot Noir to Williams Selyem who later made Rochioli Vineyard famous (since 1998, Williams Selyem only receives Pinot Noir from River Block). Gary Farrell, the winemaker at Davis Bynum, made 50 cases of Rochioli Pinot Noir from West Block and Allen Vineyard in 1982 which launched his Gary Farrell label. Also, in 1982 Farrell made 150 cases of Pinot Noir for Rochioli to launch the Rochioli brand.
Shortly after this, Joe’s son, Tom, returned from the business world, disenchanted with his job, and joined the farm. He used his business acumen to build a 10,000 case winery which was constructed on the estate in 1985. A winemaker was hired, but after the first year, Tom took over and has made the wines ever since. His biggest influence was Burt Williams of Williams Selyem and he is largely self-taught.” – www.princeofpinot.com

Old Bridge rating:

We bought a small parcel. This is a bargain compared to the price in the U.S.

Press review:



£52.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£49.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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