Ritchie Creek

Ramey Wine Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

14.5% ABV Vanilla, nice oak.Wow! — 10 days ago

Paul Hobbs

Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Well tonight it was a battle between a ‘11 Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille and a ‘11 Paul Hobbs Ritchie Vineyards. It was very close. Much like picking between your kids but PM prevails. — 3 years ago

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Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015

About what I rated the 09 in 2012 and the 14 in 2017. And I think I had a 12 not too long ago. These chards are good but this one particularly didn't hold a candle to a 14 Aubert Ritchie Chard. Hopefully not bottle variation on a 2015... Seemed to just not have a whole lot there. And I don't think it's because it is too astringent...the Judge wines seem to definitely rock it though. I got ahold of this one probably an hour after it had been open. — 3 years ago

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I had this at pop and actually expected this to be a bit heavier than it was. It was fairly light but still rich. Lemon wafer, white flower and chamomile. If this is served around cellar temp, it’s actually got strong acidity and shows a good bit of minerality/limestone. This is a chardonnay that could probably evolve a bit over the course of an evening.
9.3

Aubert

UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

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10

2007 Aubrey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay. Was pretty buttery, oaky when we opened it. Didn’t drink it. Corked it and tried it again tonight. It’s pretty much dead - not much finish and it ends pretty abruptly. — 2 years ago

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Parallel

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

Attended a Parallel Wines private tasting last night. Very nice and classic in style. Didn’t realize how small their production is...less than 600 total cases. This is their 20th year and Melka has been with them from the beginning.

Fun to try next to the ‘14. Aromatically, they are very similar...creme brûlée, marzipan and honeyed pastries. However, there is quite a bit more acidity here that catches you off guard. There are some similarities here to Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay. Notes of honeysuckle, sea salt and powdered lemon bar on the palate. A bright expression of Ritchie vineyard.
— 3 years ago

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Aubert

Ritchie Vineyard Pinot Noir

Boy, we found the sweet spot! 2010 is gorgeous and drinking perfectly! — 4 years ago

Bure Family

Malena Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Rob B
9.1

Fish night and to be honest I grabbed this Bure because it’s one of the few odd shaped bottles messing up the spacing in my wine fridge😜Not used to complex chardonnays like this. A heavy 14.5% white. — 4 years ago

Martinelli

Martinelli Road Chardonnay 2010

Man, this one gave the younger Aubert Ritchie a run for its money. This is drinking perfectly at this point. Lots of herbs and yellow peach on the front with probably less acidity than it had a few years ago. Very rounded and full bodied mouthfeel. A little bit of kiwi and pear. Toward the finish, this one still showed a tiny bit of astringency. With the right aging, I think this one still has another three to five years and it without a doubt. Definitely not over the hill, although I would say this one is really close to peak. — 3 years ago

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Evening Land Vineyards

Red Queen Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

I've got a love-hate relationship with Oregon Pinot Noir, and now that I've figured out what I love oh, I'm going to start buying these when I see them! Very grippy, full throttle, fruit in your face Pinot Noir. But it does not go to a jammy or generic or metallic, almost watered down side. This, my friends, is Pinot Noir. Roasted Bing cherry, a little bit spicy, a little bit dirty. Very elegant and round all the way through out with a nice pucker on the finish. Kept coming back to this one more so than the Aubert Ritchie 10. Still a ton of life left. Really nice Pinot. — 3 years ago

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First experience with this offering from Evening Land...thought this was really well crafted. I’m assuming whole cluster was utilized here as it gave it that perfumed lift on the nose with the spicy and crunchy palate. Potpourri, old bing cherries, stemmy aromatics. Cranberry tart, red clay, dark plum on the palate. Great acidity.
9.3
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Got a 10 in a mag. Rare offering@Mark Flesher

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

Shay A
9.5

Another 4th Friday for the books! Insane pulls this month to follow up the most epic month (April) that we’ve ever had!

Butterscotch, sopapilla seasoning, toasted pita on the nose. Palate reminded me a bit of a Ritchie chard! Nuttiness to it. Honeyed but not tart or sugar driven. Simply delicious.
— 4 years ago

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That is a big dog Chard. Cheers @Shay A
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I actually had to google sopapilla...
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@Carl Fischer : 😂 Down here in TX, they are common. A Spanish dessert. Delicious stuff. Maybe when you’re down here hopefully in November you can enjoy some!