2015 Rochioli Estate Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, California
Rochioli is famous for standout Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays and this, their entry level estate blend, certainly lives up to the name.
The 2016 blend consists of 65% Mid-40, and 35% River Block. Aromas of ripe apple, apricot, vanilla, and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. Those with the patience to cellar this wine will be rewarded.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast. "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."