Saturday, April 28, 2012
Castalia Russian River Valley Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant cherry and accents of smoked bacon on the nose
Medium bodied and silky on the palate
Smooth finish of cranberry sauce, cherry, and spice
Smooth, flavorful, and borderline exotic! I stumbled onto this wine and was hoping I found a treasure overlooked in the back of the wine shop. Sure enough, this wine delivered and I was impressed with how it tasted at 9 years of age. It runs about $40 and is a beautiful expression of a Russian River Valley Pinot from the famed Rochioli Vineyard. It's versatile with food and will compliment a nice meal. Raise a glass!