Ramey Wine Cellars

Chardonnay 'Rochioli Vineyard'

Chardonnay 'Rochioli Vineyard'

Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard Ramey Cellars

• Practicing Organic
• 100% Chardonnay
• Rochioli Vineyard (Russian River Valley AVA)
• The Rochioli family has grown grapes on their property since the late ‘50s over 3 generations
• Sourced from the mid-40 block (82%) and River block (18%)
• Yolo sandy loam and overwash, derived from sedimentary formation in alluvial fans
• Clonal selection: Clones 5 (planted in 1995) and 76 (1995 & 1998, and Clone 5 from the River block (planted in 1989)
• Whole cluster pressed for phenolic delicacy
• Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Sur lies bâtonnage
• Aged 20 months in 20% new French oak barrels (François Frères and Taransaud Beaune)
• Traditionally fined for clarity, but unfiltered
• 13.5% abv

Info

Vintage:
2020
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-RAM-33-20 12/750ml

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
93
Date
2023-06-15
"The 2020 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard has pretty scents of baked apples, honey, roasted almonds and honeysuckle. The medium-bodied palate is satiny and expansive with a core of savory fruit balanced by bright acidity, and it finishes long and layered."
Spectator
Score
93
Date
2023-07-31
"Fleshy, with honey-drizzled crisp apple, pear and melon flavors, plus spice accents that add warmth to the fruit core. Reveals a hint of graham cracker crust that lingers on the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2029. 765 cases made."
Wine Enthusiast
Score
98
Date
2023-06-30

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