Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

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Ramey Rochioli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
$79.99

SKU 02369

750ml Bottle

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Located in gently rolling terrain north of Carneros Highway, the soils in the Hyde vineyard are quite heavy clay. Vine selection is Old Wente and Long Vineyards, and the vines range from five to twenty-two years old. The Wente is marked by very small grape clusters, with small berries, and the so-called "hen-and-chick"--large and small berries within the same cluster. The Wente produces a classic, Burgundian-style wine, without strong tropical fruit tones of some California Chardonnays, along with some minerality and spice. The Long Vineyards selection adds a floral note, and the Hyde Vineyard wines often seem charming and feminine.

'David Ramey, who is one of the veterans of high-quality winemaking on California’s North Coast, worked in France and at some of the top Napa wineries (Rudd and Dominus) before settling in Healdsburg in Sonoma Valley. He continues to make Chardonnay in a Burgundian style with full malolactic fermentation, and now produces four single-vineyard Chardonnays as well as two generic efforts from the Russian River and Sonoma Coast.' Robert Parker
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Jeb DunnuckFrom 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 21, 2020
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Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Erin Brooks, July 23, 2020
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VinousThe 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, April 2020