2006 J Rochioli - Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard 750ml

USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley/ White / Chardonnay
2006 J Rochioli - Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($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.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Score: 80
Author: 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.

About This Producer


With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. He had the foresight to know that the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines. His son Joe Jr. embraced this vision and today craft renowned, terrior-driven wines built on a foundation of superb fruit.

The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.

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