The vineyard has been a consistent source of good to great Pinot Noirs for Paraiso winery. Now La Rochelle dips into it, with successful results. It’s a dry, elegantly silky but complex wine, with an array of cherry, raspberry, rose flower, cinnamon spice and smoky vanilla flavors, heightened with crisp acidity. Drink now.
A bit too tart, and the cherry flavors have hints of sweetened green tomato pie. It’s a very good, drily crisp and interesting wine, but could be a touch lusher, although oak goes a long way to add richness.