2013 Castalia Rochioli Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

370 cases, $55. Released February 1, 2015. Aged 15 months in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of Bing cherries, spice, vanilla and sandalwood. Deeply flavored with luscious dark cherry fruit that shows real brilliance. The attack is eye-opening and the cherry fruit really grabs on to the tenacious finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was noticeably better and the finish was flat-out amazing. If you aren’t on the Rochioli mailing list (or even if you are), and you pine for Rochioli fruit, this is a superb wine to buy. Score: 93. Reviewed April 20, 2015

Winery: Castalia
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir, Rosé & Chardonnay