2011 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid gold. Smoky pear and nectarine on the nose, with hints of vanilla, anise and minerals in the background. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering lively orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a bracing jolt of gingery spices. Finishes spicy, focused and pure, with a touch of iodine.