2009 J Rochioli - Chardonnay South River Vineyard 750ml

USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley/ White / Chardonnay
2009 J Rochioli - Chardonnay South River Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 94

Greenish yellow. Smoky, leesy pear and nectarine aromas are complicated by notes of iodine and jasmine and turn spicier with air. Stony, chewy orchard fruit flavors are firmed by dusty minerality, which adds back-end cut. This is about far more than fruit, in an Old World manner. The iodine element recurs on the gripping, very long finish. I love this style of chardonnay.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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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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