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La Rochelle Classic Clones Pinot Noir 2007
La Rochelle Classic Clones Pinot Noir 2007
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Region: California » Central Coast » Santa Lucia Highlands
Producer: La Rochelle
Alcohol: 14.1%
Not currently available.

La Rochelle

A complex blend of the Pommard, Wadensville, and Mariafeld clones from the Mission Ranch and Martini from San Vicente, this wine shows off aromas and flavors of bacon fat, cranberry, orange oil, and red cherry. 2007 will be seen as one of the best of the recent seasons for Pinot Noir, and this is reflected in the 2007 Classic Clones: a bit closed on entry, this wine is wonderfully intense in the mouth with tremendous acidity and tannin to insure long aging potential. Give this wine 12-18 months before drinking; it should age beautifully for 10 years.

Wine Enthusiast

Arroyo Seco is an iffy place to grow Pinot or any red wine. Cool and windswept, it needs a warmer vintage, which 2007 wasn't. Rochelle's new bottling is very dry and acidic. It lacks a bit of generosity, in the green mint edge to the cherries. But it's very elegant, with an appealing minerality. Drink now.

Score: 87. —Steve Heimoff, February 01, 2010.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
All pricing and availability subject to change.