There is a great deal today and tomorrow on 2015 J Rochioli Chardonnay & the 2014 J Rochioli Pinot Noir, both Russian River Valley Estate. Rochioli is one of the original labels used to define CULT Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is literally the first time we have had enough to offer to even our clients.
Chardonnay~$53.00 per (national pricing $51-$63)
Pinot Noir~$65.00 per (Texas pricing is $80-$85)
All the very best, Rex & Michele
2015 Rochioli Estate Grown Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)
Golden-honey colored, this wine has toasty toffee oak and full-bodied richness, with a stark layering of citrus and baked apple. Concentrated and thick, it shows its youth and should benefit with time in both the glass and in the bottle. 91 points Wine Enthusiast
The 2015 Chardonnay offers notes of spiced apples, warm peaches and honeysuckle with a touch of ginger. Medium-bodied, it has an elegant palate with some savory characters and a lively backbone, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift. 2,089 were cases made. 90 points Robert Parker
2014 Rochioli Estate Grown Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)
The 2014 Pinot Noir Estate is absolutely delicious. A super-classic Russian River Pinot brimming with fruit intensity, the 2014 hits all the right notes. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and exotic spices are all beautifully delineated in the glass. The interplay of intense fruit and bright, salivating minerality is simply compelling. This is a tremendous showing from the Estate, Tom Rochioli's entry-level Pinot.
92 points Vinous
Tangy acidity wraps around tightly wound tannin and subtle oak in this expressive wine, generous in cola spice, black raspberry and refreshing acidity. Full bodied, it shows weight and grace in equal measure. 91 points Wine Enthusiast
The 2014 Pinot Noir Estate offers loads of black cherry and strawberry fruit, some underbrush and forest floor notes. It is medium to full-bodied, deep, surprisingly dark in color and quite long. This is outstanding and a real sleeper selection to drink over the next decade or more. 90 points, Robert Parker