WA 92 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - The 2010 Pinot Noir Estate is a huge wine bursting with dark cherries, menthol, licorice and tar. It is an especially large-scaled entry-level Pinot that combines massive richness in its fruit with fabulous acidity and structure. In short, this is magnificent wine, but it is big, and should not be bought by the timid. Readers who can’t source the vineyard designates in 2010 will find plenty of pleasure here. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.
Winemakers Notes - The majority of the grapes for this wine are from the Sweetwater Vineyard. The balance is from our many different vineyard sites, including the new planting of West Block. The wine possesses the typical Rochioli character and the classic Russian River Valley charm. Aged in French oak for 15 months, it displays a full body and silky texture finish with a firm and balanced structure. 1785 cases were produced. Rated 90+