Interesting story. Put this in the freezer Saturday night for an after party bottle and promptly forgot it until the next day. I put it in the fridge bc of course the cork popped and it was a slushee. It thawed out today and I am enjoying a very nice wine. I think the freezing perhaps accelerated the aging a bit but it still amazingly tastes as it should. Nice Chard. Drinking young but it’s a fighter! — 12 days ago
Only the hint of lime and tropical fruits on the nose would lead to SB. Pear, gala apple, honeysuckle, and roasted almond. Rich palate but remains agile. Creamy texture. Great balance. Suggestion of sea breeze lead to a mineral driven long finish.
Not your typical SB, but very well made and elegant. 10% Semillon, raised in 100% French oak barrel for 8 months. No MALO. — 6 days ago
From the Hess Collection, most fruit from Dutton Vineyard, pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits, citrus, oak and spice. On the palate apple, peach and citrus with notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Long finish, vivid acidity ending with fruit, oak and vanilla spice. — 10 days ago
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. — 7 days 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. — 10 days ago
Medium lemon with pronounced aromas of rich stone fruits, floral, herbs and biscuit notes, from several single vineyards and aged 8 months in French oak. On the palate flavors of apple, apricot and pineapple with notes of vanilla, honeysuckle and citrus. Lively acidity, long finish ending with a citrus fruit touch of mineral, floral and yeasty notes. — 11 days ago
Medium lemon with aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus, floral and nutty tones. On the palate flavors ripe apple, apricot and pear with honeysuckle, toasted almond and sweet spice. Nice balance with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, floral spice and slight yeasty character. Very Nice! Tasting Sample. — a day ago
Per color I thought oak 🙄 but actually it is there and provides a nice balance..vanilla pudding. Fruit sourced from several Vineyards adding complexity.
I am getting orchard fruits, tropical fruits, mild petrol (lemon oil) especially on the finish which adds an unusual quality and minerals!
WE vintage chart...92 can drink but not yet at peak. Peeps..I use this as a very soft guide. — an hour ago