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2015 Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Chardonnay

95 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2015 Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes
With glints of copper reflecting from its golden hue, our 2015 Rochioli-Allen Vineyard Chardonnay is a harmonious symphony of sweet citrus, spice and stony minerality. The bouquet is introduced by fresh clementines, candied orange peel and crème anglaise, followed by fragrant cloves and Thai basil. The palate leads with sharply focused acidity and echoes the vibrant citrus of the nose. Bergamot and Kaffir lime persist as notes of lemon custard transform into a lingering finish of quinine, orange pith and fennel fronds. The complexity of this wine will continue to evolve and develop for many years.
Vineyard Notes
The grapes for this outstanding Chardonnay come from two different blocks within the Allen Vineyard, planted just to the south of the Rochioli Vineyard, which is farmed by the Rochioli family. The diverse soil types and unique microclimates of this site provides ideal conditions for Chardonnay. Each clone and field selection was chosen to take advantage of specific soil type, elevation and exposure to the sun, generating wines that are vibrant and powerful, yet delicate and balanced. Some of the oldest vines have been nurtured by three generations of the Rochioli family. This blend is composed of clones 76 and 15 from two blocks at the Allen Vineyard.
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