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2012 J. Rochioli Chardonnay Rachael's Vineyard

  • 95 WA
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 169565-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Made from the Mt. Eden clone, the 2012 Chardonnay Rachael's Vineyard comes across as the most Corton-Charlemagne-like of these cuvees. I would not be surprised if decades ago this clonal material had been culled from Louis Latour's Corton-Charlemagne vineyard in Burgundy. Very stony with lots of peach, honeysuckle, apricot, poached pear and buttered citrus characteristics, this big, rich, definitive Chardonnay has a certain flamboyance as well as a long, long finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Light gold. Emphatically perfumed scents of nectarine, orange and pear, with a bright mineral overtone. Racy, focused and strikingly pure, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors and hints of smoke minerals and white pepper. Picks up a sexy floral nuance on the incisive finish, which lingers with taut, mineral-driven tenacity. This is Rochioli's highest-altitude vineyard, and it shows.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Tony
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 46 bottles owned
  • 16 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 16 collectors)