2008 Rochioli Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 92

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

This is the second Rochioli single vineyard Chardonnay I've tasted in the past three days. I could get really used to this if only I could add a zero or two to my net worth. Superbly focused, pure, flavorful Chardonnay. Crystalline transparent light gold color, exceptionally elegant and fresh in the mouth even at age 5. Not a shred of old age syndrome. Citrus-dominated fruit flavors with notes of nutmeg, tropical fruits, roasted nuts, dark toast, and mineral water. Creamy smooth in the mouth, richer than the River Block vineyard but without any heaviness, impeccably well-balanced. - HK 2013-10-25


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