2003 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
December 26, 2005
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.