1999 Rochioli “Allen Vineyard” Chardonnay

A very small production wine from Rochioli. Typically, the toasted oak level is way too high on Rochioli’s single vineyard chardonnays and this one is no exception. Although there is obviously a ton of great citrusy fruit underlying, the full malo butteriness, along with the 100% toasted new oak takes over immediately after you notice how great the fruit is. Although there are many people who love this style, I would like the fruit to play a more predominant role.

JD (6/01)