2011 Castalia Rochioli Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 300 cases, $55. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Very bright and spicy cherry aroma which builds in intensity over time in the glass. Ornate cherry flavor with accents of Chinese five-spice, cola, anise and oak, displaying soft tannins, no rough edges, and finishing with a hi-tone cherry presence and juicy acidity. More body and nuance the following day from a previously opened bottle. I would suggest cellaring for a year. Very good. Reviewed March 23, 2013

Winery: Castalia
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