2013 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Date

July 2016

Award

91

Review

Fairly intense, if still tighly framed with elements of ripe apples, fresh lemons, cream and subtle toast comfortably combined in both its beautifuly composed aromas and deep, many-layered flavors, this vital youngster is again exceptionally well-balanced with a full, fleshy feel and firming acidity in a near-perfect fit, and it is rich, pert and substantial- at one and the same time. Its flavors go on and on at the finish, and, even though it is already expressive, it too is a Chardonnay that ideally wants a few years before drinking.

Wine

2013 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley