From the first Pinot block on the estate (1968), and from an unknown clone sourced from a long-forgotten Napa vineyard. The block is now being replanted. This is the Pinot that established Rochioli's reputation, and the bottling remains a superstar. The '05 is very dry, crisp and full-bodied, with a flood of cherry-pie filling, pomegranate, rhubarb, Beefsteak tomato and flashy new oak. It's young and immature in tannins, and needs cellaring. Best after 2009, it will gain complexity through 2015.