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2015 J Rochioli - Chardonnay South River Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 94 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 58048-2015
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Still a touch edgy, with seductive oak, this white is rich and full-bodied at the core, showing tiers of apricot, melon, spice and fig flavors. A good candidate for cellaring. Drink now through 2020. 220 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2015 Chardonnay South River Vineyard has fragrant orange blossom and honeysuckle notes over a core of grapefruit, white peaches and marzipan. The palate offers fantastic density and intensity with an elegant medium body and silken texture, finishing long and peachy. 220 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

    • 21 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors