Rochioli Chardonnay 2015
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
The 2015 Chardonnay Estate is a gorgeous introduction to the year and the Rochioli estate. Orchard fruit, honeysuckle, mint and lemon confit grace the palate in an exquisite, understated Chardonnay built on finesse and suppleness. The flavors are bright and precise throughout. This is a classy, polished wine from Rochioli.
Golden-honey colored, this wine has toasty toffee oak and full-bodied richness, with a stark layering of citrus and baked apple. Concentrated and thick, it shows its youth and should benefit with time in both the glass and in the bottle.
The 2015 Chardonnay offers notes of spiced apples, warm peaches and honeysuckle with a touch of ginger. Medium-bodied, it has an elegant palate with some savory characters and a lively backbone, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift. 2,089 were cases made.
Exhibits a rich, smoky core of anise and oaky flavors that pair well with fig, melon, citrus and apricot flavors. The perfumed citrus orchard aromas are especially enticing. Drink now through 2020. 2,089 cases made.