Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
After aging 20 months in 20% new François Frères and Taransaud Beaune French oak barrels, this Chardonnay was fined and settled in tank following the next harvest. It was then bottled without filtration.
This wine is a testament to an outstanding site in the hands of an outstanding producer. It is a celebration of fresh Meyer lemon and Gravenstein apple woven against an elegant structure and quenching acidity.
The 2018 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard is youthfully wound with soft white peach scents and touches of hazelnuts, flowers and crushed shell. The palate is racy and mineral driven to begin, opening to a soft, generously perfumed finish. Give it another couple of years in bottle. 905 cases produced. Drink Date: 2021-2030.
Intense and fruity, with good cut to the green apple and Bosc pear flavors that are backed by juicy acidity. Ends with mineral and savory spice accents on the fresh finish. Drink now through 2025. 905 cases made.