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2015 J Rochioli - Chardonnay River Block Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 70528-2015
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    An elegant style, centered on rich fig, honeydew, light citrus and spice flavors. Slow to unfold, this is most impressive on the aftertaste, where the flavors shift gears and gain depth and nuance. Drink now through 2020. 223 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Delivering layers of tropical fruits- pineapple, passion fruit and guava- the 2015 Chardonnay River Block has nuances of brioche, beeswax and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate has a beautiful oiliness to the texture and richness of fruit with a very lively backbone and great length, with some citrus zest notes. 223 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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  • 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.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 25 bottles owned
    • 9 collectors