Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Wine EnthusiastThis is such a beautiful wine, incorporating blocks from the nearby Allen Vineyard, also farmed by the Rochiolis. Reduced nicely on the nose, it's lemony with a great core of juicy acidity around grainy, gravelly texture and minerality. With an exotic edge, it finishes elegantly in lemon peel and orange blossom.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard has a compelling baking spice and floral perfume on the nose with a core of warm peaches, pink grapefruit and honey-lemons plus a waft of orange blossoms. Medium to full-bodied and very tightly wound in the mouth, it has a racy line cutting through the densely packed citrus and stone fruit flavors, finishing long and fragrant.
Wine SpectatorA touch of spritz adds vitality. While complex and balanced, this comes up short on polish, focus and finesse, letting the blood orange and citrus flavors carry the weight. Drink now through 2021. 747 cases made.