2015
Ritchie Vineyard

Chardonnay
Description

With its beautiful old vines nestled on a rolling northwest facing hillside in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the Ritchie Vineyard commands respect. The wines often exhibit a rare complexity and intensity that has spawned a legion of loyal Ritchie followers.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Beautifully golden in the glass.

Aroma: 

Aromas of warm Asian pear with a touch of soft spice.

Palate: 

Rich flavors of ripe apple and hazelnut are balanced with notes of vanilla and crisp lemon. Creamy and spreading across the palate with bright, medium plus acidity.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

A blend of two Chardonnay clones contributes to the unique character of this wine: the Musqué clone yields fruit of delightful floral and sweet spice nuance, while the Wente clone imparts rich texture and multi-dimensional layers of fruit.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
  • pH: 5.5
  • TA: 3.47 g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 25% New Oak
    • Origin of Oak: French
  • Months in Barrel: 15
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Roasted Chicken
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses
SKU:
DCHK153
$52