Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2013
The 2013 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay is a rich, layered wine that showcases the quality of this California grand cru vineyard. On the nose, the wine displays aromas of wet granite, brioche, vanilla bean, lemon oil and baking spices. On the palate, the wine is pure silk, with notes of honeydew melon, lemon butter, mango and panna cotta. This Chardonnay has incredible density, intensity and length, with layers of flavors unfolding on the palate for a full minute.