This wine is produced from a special loose clustered Chardonnay from the Hanzell field selection grown near the Russian River on our Estate. The yield was only 3.2 tons per acre. Complex aromas of ripe fruit combine with floral notes, roasted hazelnuts, and a touch of minerality. The flavors are rich and full with pleasant acidity.
"The 2012 Chardonnay South River reveals a terrific perfume of subtle smoke, buttered tropical fruits and a Chassagne-Montrachet-like nuttiness. Full-bodied and rich, this dazzling effort should drink well for 5-6 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Rochioli's 2012 Chardonnay South River presents a beautiful array of tangerine, mint, white flowers and slate, all of which seem to lift out of the glass effortlessly. This pretty, feminine Chardonnay should drink well upon release and also mature a bit faster than some of the other wines given its mid-weight structure."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni