Ramey "Rochioli Vineyard" Chardonnay 2021 (Russian River Valley, California) - [JS 97] [WS 95] [VM 93]

Ramey "Rochioli Vineyard" Chardonnay 2021
(Russian River Valley, California) - [JS 97] [WS 95] [VM 93]

Regular price $90.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $10.03

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About the Winery:
David Ramey is unquestionably one of the most renowned winemakers in California. He has made wines and consulted for some of the top names in Napa Valley and France, including Chateau Pétrus (the world's most expensive Bordeaux), Chalk Hill, Matanzas Creek, Dominus Estate, and Rudd. He founded his namesake winery in 1996.

About this Wine:
The Rochioli family has grown grapes on their property since the late ‘50s. The vineyard is now farmed by the third generation. Our 2021 Rochioli blend is 82% Mid-40 block and 18% River block.

Aromatically the wine jumps out of the glass with notes of white flowers, Asian pears, and green apple. On the palate, the wine is beautifully balanced, with a wonderful richness to it from the ripe fruit characteristics and an underlying minerality.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
We press whole grape 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 Taransaud Beaune French oak barrels, the Chardonnay was traditionally fined for clarity and texture and bottled without filtration in June 2023.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - James Suckling:
"Layered, elegant, vivid and mineral-driven, this full-bodied wine paints a distinct picture of one of Sonoma County’s oldest, most iconic chardonnay vineyards. Stone, kiwi and crisp apple notes fill the aromas, while light accents of butter and vanilla bean highlight the vibrant green apple and lime flavors. It expands on the palate and echoes for minutes in the finish. This wine is known to age well, so drink or hold." (Apr 2024)

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Elegant and precise, this crisp expression offers plenty to admire -- apple, lemon zest and Sumo orange notes, plus an aromatic punch of yuzu, orange blossoms and sweet grass. A quiet toasted brioche detail lingers in the background, as does a savory thread of freshly grated ginger and toasted green tea hints. Drink now through 2032. 774 cases made." - MW (July 2024)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2021 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard is bright and focused, but also understated in feel. Sweet floral and citrus notes give the 2021 lovely aromatic presence to match the wine's understated, mid-weight personality. Bright saline tones add eneergy and tension throughout. Lemon peel, white pepper and crushed rocks linger." - Antonio Galloni (Jan 2024)