Rochioli Chardonnay 2009

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Rochioli Chardonnay 2009

SKU 1310


Aromas of ripe apple, tropical fruit, vanilla, and a touch of spice combine with rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. Its finish is long, rich, and balanced.
Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Rochioli
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorRipe and expressive, with a range of baked apple, ripe pear, spice, nutmeg, mint and mineral flavors. Full-bodied, ending with a long, persistent finish that echoes a pithy grapefruit aftertaste. Drink now through 2017. 2,327 cases made.

James Laube, November 30, 2011
  • st91

International Wine CellarBright gold. Perfumed aromas of peach, tangerine, melon and flowers. Lush, sappy and seamless, offering deep pit fruit and candied citrus flavors with nuances of tarragon and toasted bread. Finishes very long, with enticing sweetness, a touch of lemon pith and lingering smokiness. This is pretty complex for an entry-level wine.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2011
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Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Chardonnay Estate Russian River exhibits notes of white peaches, unbuttered popcorn, lemon oil and a hint of wet rocks along with a steely, Chablis-like character. Drink this fresh, medium-bodied, delicious Chardonnay over the next 2-3 years.

Robert Parker, February 27, 2011
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Wine EnthusiastWhile the apricot, orange and green apple flavors in this Chardonnay are strong and sweet, the wine is balanced by brisk acidity and a minerality that feels and tastes like a lick of steel. It's a nice wine to drink now, although it's pricey for what you get.

March 1, 2012