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2019 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay

93 Points | Wine Enthusiast

2019 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

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Tasting Notes
Lush and inviting, this offering from the Rochioli vineyard presents a wealth of stone fruits, crème brulee, and vanilla paste that is set along a backdrop of climbing flowers. Fresh lemon zest provides a brilliant counterpoint, inviting further exploration. The palate is precise and balanced, with tangy citrus flavors that integrate seamlessly throughout the mid-palate, contributing to an exceptionally long, mouthwatering finish.
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, 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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