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2020 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay

2020 Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

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Tasting Notes
Notes of climbing flowers and delicate perfume introduce this beautiful wine from the famed Rochioli vineyard. Abundant layers of stone fruits, graham cracker crust, and vanilla beans provide depth to the aroma profile, while hints of green apple and lemon curd compliment the package. Balanced upon entry, and superbly textural throughout the mid-palate, flavors of winter citrus deliver a bright, yet concentrated 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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