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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 91044)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Sauvignon Blanc possesses the typical Rochioli character and the classic Russian River Valley charm. Fifty-eight percent is from their sixteen-year-old hillside vineyard and twenty-eight percent is from their newest planting of a very special and rare clone. Only twenty percent of this blend is barrel fermented which gives this wine its complexity and round texture. The rest is tank fermented to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity

Color: Pale, creamy yellow.

Aroma: Aromas of grapefruit with a touch of grass and flinty characteristics.

Taste:An intense, complex and richly flavored wine.

"Green-gold. Racy, sharply focused aromas of lime, orange zest and talc, with a zesty, peppery accent. Medium-bodied and chewy, with concentrated orange and Meyer lemon flavors and a lush, round quality on the lengthy finish. These vines were planted in 1959, according to Rochioli, "and that's why it always has real body and texture in addition to the usual freshness I like in sauvignon blanc."
-International Wine Cellar

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About Rochiolli:

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.