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J. Rochioli Chardonnay Russian River Valley Sweetwater Vineyard 2006

Member Review by WineborkDotCom:

The prices on these gems keeps rising each year, but the pain is mostly forgotten when they're drunk. The 2006 Sweetwater Vineyard seems less lees-influenced than the other single-vineyard Rochioli's I've tried. It's also not as powerful as some others, but it has a wonderfully regal feel. Deeply flavored and with the characteristic Rochioli purity and freshness, the Sweetwater gives off superb aromatics of lemon oil and ripe peaches as well as strong minerality - like drinking a great Chardonnay laced with mineral water. Perfect balance, rich and long but graceful as a spring breeze. Beautiful Chardonnay.

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Rochioli Vineyard & Winery:
With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. He had the foresight to know that the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines. His son Joe Jr. embraced thi... Read more
With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County's finest wineries. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased land he had long farmed. He had the foresight to know that the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world's greatest wines. His son Joe Jr. embraced this vision and today craft renowned, terrior-driven wines built on a foundation of superb fruit. The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs. Always in demand, always revered and always rated among the best varietals to be sought anywhere in the world. This commitment to quality is unwavering and our promise to everyone who uncorks a bottle of our wine. Read less

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01/18/2010

The prices on these gems keeps rising each year, but the pain is mostly forgotten when they're drunk. The 2006 Sweetwater Vineyard seems less lees-influenced than the other single-vineyard Rochioli's I've tried. It's also not as powerful as some others, but it has a wonderfully regal feel. Deeply flavored and with the characteristic Rochioli purity and freshness, the Sweetwater gives off superb aromatics of lemon oil and ripe peaches as well as strong minerality - like drinking a great Chardonnay laced with mineral water. Perfect balance, rich and long but graceful as a spring breeze. Beautiful Chardonnay.


External Reviews for J. Rochioli Chardonnay Russian River Valley Sweetwater Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A rich, fruity, concentrated style, with smoky fig, apricot, honey and butterscotch flavors that are full-bodied and long and persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 142 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2006 Rochioli, J Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard 750ml




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