Bevan Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

9.215 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.2

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1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Dissatisfaction with this 15, not on par with previous 3 vintages

Dissatisfaction with this 15, not on par with previous 3 vintages

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2017
Matt Sterr

300 cases made.

300 cases made.

Apr 19th, 2017
Ellen Clifford

This would be many a wine-drinker's jam. If their jam also included oak. I think if I liked a lot of oak I'd love it as it is full in body, pungent in acid (my true love I will confess) and the flavors that come from the oak (vanilla, almond) are on the money. Other than those things this guy is full o' papaya, mango, perhaps a white peach or so and also white musk. Plus some clarified butter no joke. It is a complex and compelling drink although I would not have minded less new oak. But cannot complain.

This would be many a wine-drinker's jam. If their jam also included oak. I think if I liked a lot of oak I'd love it as it is full in body, pungent in acid (my true love I will confess) and the flavors that come from the oak (vanilla, almond) are on the money. Other than those things this guy is full o' papaya, mango, perhaps a white peach or so and also white musk. Plus some clarified butter no joke. It is a complex and compelling drink although I would not have minded less new oak. But cannot complain.

Mar 31st, 2017
Gunja Gargeshwari

Close second to the kongsgaard - quarter bottle left for me and the wife - 😬 thanks @Norman Gennaro !

Close second to the kongsgaard - quarter bottle left for me and the wife - 😬 thanks @Norman Gennaro !

Jul 15th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

Very rich and delicious Chardonnay. Notes of baked apples, cream, vanilla, and a hint of spice.

Very rich and delicious Chardonnay. Notes of baked apples, cream, vanilla, and a hint of spice.

Feb 17th, 2018
Norman Gennaro

Been disappointed with these in the past but we are back baby! Great color, intensity and power. Not a shy or crisp Chard. This is Bevan big.

Been disappointed with these in the past but we are back baby! Great color, intensity and power. Not a shy or crisp Chard. This is Bevan big.

Jan 28th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Giving this one more try,
Still all oaked up.

Giving this one more try,
Still all oaked up.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Carl Fischer

I've heard so many great things about this wine from the WNH/Delectable friends - and appropriately hyped by @David L and @Martin G Rivard - so I had to try it. It 100 percent lives up to the hype. If you like austere, mineral-driven, dry chardonnays then you should avoid this wine at all costs. This is a BIG Chardonnay - just like his reds - this commands your attention at first whiff - honestly the oak was what dominated the nose to me but there are tropical fruits and peaches. The oak is evident on the palate - buttered popcorn mostly - then after some time in glass the tropical fruit starts to come through. Great acidity. Creamy texture. This is a very age-worthy wine but is also good now with some time in glass or even a decant. This started in my glass too cold so I'd give it 30 mins at least out of the fridge or serve slightly below cellar temp. Outstanding Chard. Ranks in my top 5. 😊😊😊

I've heard so many great things about this wine from the WNH/Delectable friends - and appropriately hyped by @David L and @Martin G Rivard - so I had to try it. It 100 percent lives up to the hype. If you like austere, mineral-driven, dry chardonnays then you should avoid this wine at all costs. This is a BIG Chardonnay - just like his reds - this commands your attention at first whiff - honestly the oak was what dominated the nose to me but there are tropical fruits and peaches. The oak is evident on the palate - buttered popcorn mostly - then after some time in glass the tropical fruit starts to come through. Great acidity. Creamy texture. This is a very age-worthy wine but is also good now with some time in glass or even a decant. This started in my glass too cold so I'd give it 30 mins at least out of the fridge or serve slightly below cellar temp. Outstanding Chard. Ranks in my top 5. 😊😊😊

Jun 24th, 2017
Benjamin Keator

Very good, but needs a few hour decant. I would normally never open one this young, however this was a gift and he wanted to drink it.

Very good, but needs a few hour decant. I would normally never open one this young, however this was a gift and he wanted to drink it.

May 28th, 2017