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2019 Rochioli Vineyard Oak Puncheon Chardonnay

Inspiration Series Limited Release

2019 Rochioli Vineyard Oak Puncheon Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

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/ 750ML
Tasting Notes
This special bottling from the Rochioli vineyard abounds in aromas of toasted almonds, citrus blossoms, and baking spices. Hints of cedar, vanilla bean, salted caramel, and freshly baked pie crust add further intrigue. Hand selected French oak puncheons provide ample structure and length, while integrating beautifully with flavors of crisp green apples and Meyer lemon zest.
Vineyard Notes
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. 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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