ROCHIOLI 2018 CHARDONNAY RUSSIAN RIVER
With aromas of green apple, lemon and vanilla, this is a bright, crisp Chardonnay with just a touch of oak. Bold and juicy on the palate, with a touch of minerality and firm acidity, we think this is a fine example of the unique characteristics of our property.
“Made from three sections of the famous vineyard, the majority from a share of River Block and the Mid 40, this white is remarkably good, complex and memorable. Matchstick notes give way to barrel oak, vanilla and spicy caramel apple, the palate textured and layered in additional elements of lemon peel, Key lime and pear. Full bodied, it holds its weight and breadth in balance, producing enduring beauty.” Wine Enthusiast 94 Points (2017 vintage)
“There’s an engaging minerality to the Fuji apple and pear tart flavors, which are awash in buttery and creamy accents. The spicy finish turns unctuous. Drink now through 2022.” Wine Spectator 91 Points (2017 vintage)