Rochioli South River Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
Chardonnay from Russian River, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
This wine is produced from a special loose clustered field selection of Chardonnay from the Hanzell field selection grown near the Russian River on our estate. Complex aromas of ripe fruit combine with floral notes and an element of roasted hazelnuts with a touch of mineral. The flavors are rich and full, with pleaseant acidity.
"The 2011 Chardonnay South River is one of the richer, rounder wines in this range. Almonds, honey, spices, dried apricots and flowers are some of the many nuances that take shape in the glass. There is a viscosity and oiliness in the 2011 that is attractive, but at the same time, there is plenty of underlying energy and minerality to provide balance. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Green-tinged gold. Vibrant, mineral-laced aromas of candied citrus fruits and pear, with a spicy topnote. Vibrant and precise, offering intense orchard fruit flavors that pick up a smoky iodine nuance with air. Finishes zesty and long, with resonating spiciness and impressive focus. This fruit is all Hanzell clone."
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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.
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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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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
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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