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Ramey "Rochioli Vineyard" Chardonnay 2017 (Russian River Valley, California) - [WE 99, #15 TOP 100 of 2020] [JD 96] [AG 93]
Ramey "Rochioli Vineyard" Chardonnay 2017 (Russian River Valley, California) - [WE 99] [JD 96] [AG 93] - #15 of Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 of 2020


 
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Winery: Ramey
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: RAMEYCHARDROCHIOLI17-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2017 Rochioli blend is 74% from Mid-40 block, 19% River block and 7% Allen Vineyard, which the Rochiolis have farmed for many years. We gently press whole clusters for phenolic delicacy. Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage. 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.


Ratings & Reviews

99 Points & #15 Top 100 Wines of 2020 - Wine Enthusiast:
"Only the third vintage by this producer from a spectacular site, this elegant wine is brimming in tension and length. Delicate layers of Meyer lemon, Gravenstein apple and pear show an abundance on the palate, seasoned in salty oak, nutmeg and a hint of cardamom." - Virginie Boone (December 2020)

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"From another awesome vineyard in the Russian River, the 2017 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard is one of the richer, more powerful Chardonnay in the lineup. Medium gold-colored, with notes of sautéed orchard fruits, brioche, honeysuckle, and lemon curd, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, good acidity, and a mouthfilling texture that keeps you coming back. It actually gains freshness and vibrancy with time in the glass and is another age-worthy, brilliant Chardonnay from Ramey I'd be happy to have in the cellar." (May 2020)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard opens with toasty apples, gunflint, dried hay and a minerally undercurrent. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is super energetic with mineral-laced fruits, bright freshness and a long, textured finish. 766 cases produced." - Erin Brooks (23rd Jul 2020)

93 Points - Vinous:
"The 2017 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard is overt, bold and racy. Orange confit, mint, butter, passionfruit and tropical overtones all meld together in this unctuous, flamboyant Chardonnay. This is a powerful, rich and deep wine that could use a bit of time in bottle to come around. " - Antonio Galloni (Apr 2020)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"The crisp green apple and Asian pear flavors show citrusy snap, supported by fresh acidity. Savory accents linger on the spicy finish. Best from 2021 through 2024. 766 cases made." - KM (Aug 31, 2020)

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