2008 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2011

Award

94

Review

Vivid gold. Ripe pear, orange zest and smoky minerality on the nose. Deeply pitched but energetic, offering bright orchard fruit flavors and a deeper note of peach pit. Then spicy, dry and penetrating on the finish, which features notes of iodine and bitter herbs. Shows an intriguing blend of richness and vivacity and should be even better with a few years of bottle age.

Wine

2008 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley