2006 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
December 1, 2008
The three single vineyard Chardonnays are all from top sites, the Hudson and Hyde vineyards in Carneros, and the Russian River's Ritchie Vineyard. More lemon oil, hazelnut, and smoke are present in the 2006 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard. Full-bodied, fresh, and lively, it is an outstanding effort.