2012 J. Rochioli Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • gharter Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 26, 2019 - Last bottle. Nice nose with citrus, peaches, melon, honey, slight floral. Inviting nose. the palate started seemingly on the sherried side. I was worried it may be getting over the hill. It just needed some time. Layers of flavor with peach, melon, honey. Very smooth with a longer finish. Good acidity and balance, not flabby at all. Not alcoholic or hot. Still probably better a year ago.

  • Minnesota wrote: 86 points

    April 26, 2019 - Too sweet for my palate.

  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 13, 2018 - Citrus, peaches, apricots, melons, honey, and hints of floral. Medium to full bodied wine with a medium to long finish. I suspect it will benefit from a couple more years in the bottle before opening another one.

  • dlduchon Likes this wine: 87 points

    May 7, 2017 - Decent CA Chardonnay, balanced in a RRV way, but too heavy, alcoholic and rich for my taste. I could find something to pair it with, but better as an aperitif and move on to something more refined. I would rather drink Bourgogne.

  • yonster24 wrote:

    November 5, 2016 - I enjoyed this, though others did so slightly more than I. Full bodied wine. Honey / Melon / Mineral / Citrus on the nose. While this is definitely a California Chard it wasn't over the top. Solid balance to it throughout the wine. I honestly don't have enough experience with Rochioli to know how long this will last, but I think it can improve a little and drink well for a few more years.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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    Sonoma and Beyond: New Releases (Feb 2014) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer J. Rochioli
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sweetwater Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 119 (39%)
  • Consumed 185 (61%)

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