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2006 J Rochioli - Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard 750ml
2006 J Rochioli - Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard
USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley
White / Chardonnay
2006 J Rochioli - Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 138

($60) Light gold color. Suave and understated, with a sexy bouquet of tangerine, white flowers, minerals and mace. Juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors offer excellent clarity and mineral snap, picking up zesty spices with air. A silky, elegant wine, with outstanding finishing clarity and persistence. This vineyard is planted to the Wente clone, from cuttings that Rochioli got from Kistler.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 174

The newest single vineyard offering, the 2006 Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard, emerges from a spectacular hillside site planted with an Old Wente clone. It displays a distinctive minerality along with superb notes of white fruits, cold steel, citrus oils, and spring flowers. Reminiscent of a Chevalier-Montrachet from Burgundy, this beautiful, long, concentrated Chardonnay with great acidity should last for 6-10 years.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

A rich, fruity, concentrated style, with smoky fig, apricot, honey and butterscotch flavors that are full-bodied and long and persistent on the finish.

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Community Reviews


nothoi Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 04/04/2010 Drink Dates: 2011-2014

Part of my experiment with aging whites - I had been buying some of the single vineyard Rochioli chards. I thought it was ok overall - my wife didn't exactly care for it. It definitely wasn't worth the $50-$60 we paid. Memory seems to me that it was a bit on the fatty side, but not by much. Looking forward to see how my others shape up after laying down a bit longer. Overall - this was a great $30 bottle of wine though.

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