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2015 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay

95 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2015 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
Enticing aromas of fresh lemon zest, Kaffir lime leaf, and bright green apple fill the air as soon as the wine is poured into a glass. Delicate toasted aromas and sweet vanilla perfectly compliment the abundant citrus profile. The palate is at once clean and refreshing with a subtle element of salinity that steers the senses to an underlying backbone of wet stone and minerality. Exceptionally focused and crisp, the tangy natural acidity provides a lasting impression for this pure expression of Rochioli fruit.
Vineyard Notes
About five miles from our winery up the gently winding Westside Road, the 162- acre Rochioli Vineyard was originally purchased in 1938 by Joe Rochioli, Sr. The vision of growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along these fertile, gravelly soils was carried out by Joe Jr. after his father’s passing in 1966 . Most of the Chardonnay blocks are located at the far eastern edge of the estate, just off the meandering Russian River, where the vines literally soak up the remarkable terroir of the estate. The majority of this blend comes from the River Block clone 5, planted in 1989. The balance comes from the Mid-40s Block, a field selection planted in 1993, and Allen Block 1, clone 15, planted in 1995. The partnership between Gary Farrell Winery and the Rochioli Vineyard began more than 30 years ago with a simple handshake, and has become a fundamental part of our story here in the Russian River Valley.
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