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2010 Gary Farrell Rochioli Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.41, TA 0.72, 291 cases, $65. Released November 2012. Sourced from blocks planted in 1974, 1995 and 2000 with some cuttings taken from the original “mother” block planted in 1968. Pommard clone. Aged 13 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color and clear in the glass. This wine is still very young but the potential is obvious. Shy aromas of Bing cherries and spice with a hint of citrus and mint. Discreetly concentrated flavors of black cherries, rhubarb, cola and spice wrapped in balanced tannins and finishing with uncommon power. Very good. Reviewed March 23, 2013

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery: New Winemaker Carries on Tradition