Rochioli Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Price: $44.99
Item No. 92703
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • WS91
  • RP91
  • ST91
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Winemaker's Notes

A blend from three of Rochioli's Estate Chardonnay vineyards: 46% River Block, 44% Mid 40 vineyard, 10% Sweetwater vineyard. This is a fine example of the unique characteristics from Rochioli's property and the Russian River Valley.

Color: Straw yellow.

Aroma: Aromas of ripe apple, tropical fruit and a touch of spice.

Taste: Rich apple flavors and a crisp acidity.

Learn About Rochioli Map ItMap It

The Rochioli family has been growing grapes on its 136-acre ranch since the 1930s. In 1984, Tom Rochioli created the first wines to be produced under the Rochioli name. The 9000 case winery produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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