Rochioli is such a icon when we speak of Sonoma and in particular the Russian River Valley. The family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. Now after three generations the family continues to dedicate their energy to producing exceptional wines from their estate vineyards.
This golden colored Chardonnay has a beautiful and elegant bouquet with aromas of baked apple, acacia flowers, wet stone, french vanilla, and spice.
On the palate wine shows an equal amount of elegance with it's sleek and ribboned texture, and bold flavors of golden apple, lemon curd, nutmeg, vanilla, and mineral. The acidity of the wine is what really impresses me and makes me believe that with even a few more years of bottle age, this wine will only continue to improve. In fact, I believe the wine may be a bit too young and hasn't yet developed into the full range of complexity that it embodies within. 91-93 points
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