2006 Rochioli Chardonnay South River Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $60.00 (from winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Ouch, these wines are expensive! But the Rochioli single-vineyard Chardonnays are very hard to complain about when they're so uniformly excellent. The 2006 South River, served cold from the refrigerator, was initially a tad austere, but with just a bit of warming, the wine gained significantly in viscosity and depth. Complex nose shows brown butter, roasted hazelnuts, toast, peach, citrus oil. Seamless and rich in the mouth, but with a healthy dose of steely mineral-water-like feel. Not quite as rich to my taste as the 2005, but a delectable Chardonnay nonetheless. - HK 2010-10-21


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