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Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

My 1st Aubert Chardonnay. I guess it only gets better from here. Absolutely delicious — a month ago

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1st tier -Lauren-CIX-Eastside some vintage UV-SL all Chardonnay’s
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@David L I chose Ritchie as I’ve had that vineyard from other producers. Great stuff. Now to find other 😎
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Château Boswell Ritchie👍

Hugel et Fils

Gentil Alsace Sylvaner Blend 2018

I was looking for a wine that would pair with Indian curries and took a gamble on this Alsacian white. It paid off. I think Guy Ritchie was describing this when he wrote, “You’re fat, and look as though you should be, but you’re not.” Smells sweet, comes from a bottle that looks like it will be, but is surprisingly dry. — 4 months ago

AXR Winery

ritchie vineyard Chardonnay 2018

David T
9.3

The Ritchie is one of the more pleasurable Napa/Sonoma Chardonnay’s I’ve had. The fruit is very good and made by Winemaker-Jean Hoefliger...who has a French background & goes easy on the new oak.

The body is thick and round with nice viscosity. Green apple, lemon, lime candy, overripe pineapple, just a touch of buttered popcorn, caramel, soft wood notes and backbone, butterscotch, delicate chalkiness, limestone & volcanics with yellow lilies, spring flowers and mixed greens. Full round acidity. Beautifully polished, elegant & s well balanced finish that persists nicely.

Photos of; the entrance to AXR’s main tasting room at the rear of the property, their guest house that in the days of prohibition was a Brothel, a sitting area under the Redwoods that overlooks their Estate vines & the AXR house that fronts the property.
— 5 months ago

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Montagu

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Very consistent with last btl — a month ago

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MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Kent Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Quince, pomegranate- bright up front, caramel then fading to chalk. This should age well. Enjoyed! — 2 months ago

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Had know idea about this.
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@David L it’s a good chard! happy drinking!

DuMOL

Chloe Ritchie-Lorenzo Old Vines Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.4

A new producer for us, purchased direct from the winery.
Nose displays pears, white flowers, and the slightest hint of volatility. The palate is muscular and demonstrates urgency when it hits the mid-palate. Powerful, zippy acidity gives way to honeycomb notes, without the sweetness. The finish is mineral-driven, with very little detectable oak treatment. Chablis lovers should take a good look at this example.
— 5 months ago

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@Stef Van Der Vorst, yes, I never bothered to try until now. Glad I did. @Paul K, what’s special about their cabs? Thanks.
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@Ron R maybe I was overeager to recommend generically, I’ve only ever had their 2014 Cab, but it was great. It’s 50% Spring Mountain and 50% Coombsville. It was great fruit, structure, and balance. After I found out it was, I could tie back to Spring Mountain and specifically 2014 vintage that I just had the Amici and SMVs of. My favorite, consistent note for Spring Mountain is dusty cherry and strawberry on the nose that translates to the pallet ending with dusty tannins. When it’s on ‘00, ‘01, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07... it makes for wine that are a little more old world, not big fruit (which I love too). I think Coombsville added some fruit and chocolate to the mix.
If you get your hands on one, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Love your reviews and I’m very much learning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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@Paul K, thanks for the insights. It’s on my list. I’ll keep you posted. Cheers.

Ritchie Creek

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 1979

Cathy Corison
9.1

Earth and plums. Soft tannins. — a month ago

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Château Boswell

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17 Château Boswell Ritchie Chardonnay
Dark straw in color. Full body beauty. Nose- of lemon drops, green apples. Palate- White peaches, apricot, fig, baked lemon pie, creamy rich texture that coats the palate. It’s got another 6/8 great years in it.
— 3 months ago

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Château Boswell Ritchie Chardonnay
Dark straw in color. Full body beauty. Nose of lemon drops, green apples. Palate- White peaches, apricot, fig, baked lemon pie, creamy rich texture that coats the palate. It’s got another 6/8 great years in it.
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Do you have a favorite vineyard from these guys. I’m into them due to you and always a Richie Vineyard fan.
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@Norman Gennaro I love the entire collection. All the Chardonnays are fantastic. Cabernets/blends. All of them. This is my favorite Ritchie... definitely wait a few years before opening a bottle.  

Ramey Wine Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Awesome wine. Clear gold color. Bright lemon floral notes on nose with luscious smooth rich flavor. Incredible acid in the finish balances the alcohol which is 14.5%. Delicious with food; it really cleanses the palate. — 5 months ago

Bevan Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Killer Chard! Succulent Asian pear, candied tropical fruits, warm vanilla, buttery popcorn, citrus custard. — 6 months ago

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Nice view. Never a slam dunk with his Chardonnay. Either it’s just slightly overdone/ heavy-handed or in your case delicious. Cheers.
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@David L I can see what you mean about his Chards being heavy-handed and full-throttle; definitely not a style that would be a slam dunk with everyone, for sure.
Yen Boubel

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Patz & Hall Winery also has a Chardonnay from Kent Ritchie!