2007 Alysian Pinot Noir "Allen Rochioli Block"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Allen Rochioli Block"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 171
KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: November 2, 2010
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinot opens with an attractive floral and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced, and silky. The flavor profile is a tasty mild blackberry with notes of plum. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are gentle. This wine would pair well with fresh Norwegian salmon a baguette. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Winemakers are fortunate if they see a vintage of this quality even once in their careers. Combine this vintage with the region's finest grapes, and we were blessed with a truly amazing winemaking opportunity. The resulting wine does not disappoint; with Rochioli's "trademark" fruit profile of deliciously vibrant strawberry-raspberry fruit taking center stage. The concentrated fruit is complimented (but never dominated) by hints dried rose pedal on the nose and dark berry-fruits and restrained oak on the palate. Finely integrated tannins add structure… but the true essence of this wine is not fully realized until all its components combine with precision in its deliciously long and elegant finish. Enjoy this wine now for its youthful vitality or watch it evolve gracefully for many years under proper cellaring conditions.
Organic status: not organic
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