Rubia Wine Cellars Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 Russian River Valley, California
Light golden in color.
On the nose citrus, yellow apples, lemons, light oak and vanilla, spices and white pepper.
Full bodied, smooth and lightly creamy, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with apples, melons, pears, spices, light oak, vanilla, earth, light herbs and white pepper.
Nice length on the finish with spices and light almonds.
This is a delicious Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Well-balanced with a great mouth feel. Elegant and rich.
Good by itself right out of the bottle, and better when not too cold, when the complexity shows up.
The light oak notes are very intertwined and give a luxury feel to the wine.
A good quality wine that would be nice to revisit in 3 years.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
100% Chardonnay grapes were barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 16 months on lees. A very small production of only 6 barrels were made.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 16 hours ago
Lime pith swells with shallot, lemon peel and lemon-poppy bread, seashell, chive, carnation, orchids, candied grapefruit peel bouquet. Dry and enticing entry, has a Chablis like austerity, but rounder, showing chamomile and caper with lemon juiciness. .
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Brilliant silver-straw. Lime zest, honeysuckle, succulent herbs and chalky minerals on the incisive nose. Dry, tightly focused and lithe on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors that reveal a hint of waxiness and a refreshingly bitter quinine note. Shows a delicate touch and finishes clean, nervy and quite long, with resonating mineral character and a hint of lemon thyme. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2021)
— 10 days ago
Fresh, sweet taste, with a hint of apple. Perfect for a summer evening — 2 days ago
Liked this very much, at Vikrant’s house with oysters. Medium lemon color, mid intensity, smells of pear/ lemon/ minerals/ some oak?; dry, acidity Med, alcohol Med. B 0.5 L 0.5 I 0.5 C 0.5 — 3 hours ago
Their 1st Chard produced, pale lemon with aromas of ripe stone fruit and spice notes. On the palate apple, peach and tropical fruit flavors with a nice dollop of citrus and buttery oak, wrapped in lively acidity. Well balanced, fresh medium+ finish ending with creamy mineral character. Nice. Tasting Sample. — 4 days ago
Missing bae today, she’s in Chicago. Work travel is back I guess. Reading a little Calvino, watching a little Westworld and sipping on some Riesling.
Blades of grass, a cool day on a hike, the breeze that passed through a distant waterfall seen from atop the destined viewpoint.
A silk shawl draping the tongue in stone fruit, river water. Peaches and apples and fronds of supple leaves.
A bit of effervescence, a bit of acidity, a bit of petrol. Leads to a balance straddling dry and sweet at once.
Don’t really understand the underrated quality on the reviews, must be something I’m missing 🤷🏽♂️
I’ll go contrarian. — 3 days ago
The Russian River Valley has always been a favorite of mine and their pinot noir's have a soft place in my heart. The wine I have opened tonight is the 2018 Gary Farrell Russian River Valley Russian River Selection Pinot Noir.
On the nose there is wonderful notes of strawberry, cherry, cranberry, herbal notes, clove, vanilla, floral notes, some funk and dusty soil.
On the palate is very expressive red fruit, strawberry, cherry, cranberry, clove, nice herbal notes, hibiscus and dry soil.
This wine is medium bodied with clean fresh fruit mouthfeel, medium to medium+ acidity and very nice medium + soft fine tannins with a long juicy red fruit finish. This is a wonderful pinot noir and if you enjoy pinot noir this is one to have. The weekend has come upon us again and the weather here has finally opened up and looks like the 4th of July weekend is going to be a good one. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy your holiday. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 23 days ago
Pale yellow-gold. Mineral-accented white peach, orange, pear, saffron and white flowers on the intensely perfumed nose. Fleshy and dry on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit, chamomile and buttered toast flavors complemented by suggestions of tarragon and candied lemon peel. Shows excellent depth and precision, finishing minerally and impressively long, with lingering citrus and pit fruit notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2021)
— 10 days ago