Rochioli 2013 Chardonnay Estate, Russian River Valley
Sourced from their estate vineyards including seventy-two percent Mid-40 and twenty-eight percent River Block. This Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged sur lie for 9 months. As usual this has received a lot of accolades. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 93 points saying "Richly caramelized on the nose, the seductive quality of this wine continues on the palate, pushing the boundaries of baked apple and voluptuous body without ever careening over the edge. A classic California Chardonnay from a structured, balanced vintage, it finishes with intriguing minerality." and Wine Spectator also scored it 93 saying "A rich, full-bodied style, with smoky notes wrapped around a core of vibrant green apple, pear, honeydew and subtle citrus. Ends with an accent of toasty oak. Drink now through 2019."