2003 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 26, 2005

Volume

Issue 162

Award

95

Review

The 2003 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, from a vineyard planted in 1972 with the Old Wente clone on Goldridge soils, shows opulent levels of tropical fruit intermixed with beeswax and orange skin/nectarine notes. It is full-bodied, with a superb purity, terrific acidity, and a long, heady finish.

Wine

2003 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley