Black Cordon Vineyards

Ritchie Vineyard Block L Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.136 ratings
9.08 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
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

9.0

A pretty tasty chardonnay if you ask me.

A pretty tasty chardonnay if you ask me.

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
David Dunphy

A surviving bottle from the earthquake. A pleasant surprise how wonderfully this has aged. Better than it was in earlier days. Mature but fresh Chardonnay flavors. No edginess of maderization at all. Recently we are rethinking the drinking window of all of chardonnays because they are proving to be quite long lived.

A surviving bottle from the earthquake. A pleasant surprise how wonderfully this has aged. Better than it was in earlier days. Mature but fresh Chardonnay flavors. No edginess of maderization at all. Recently we are rethinking the drinking window of all of chardonnays because they are proving to be quite long lived.

Dec 25th, 2016
Lara Dunphy Guest

Director Sales & Marketing Black Cordon Vineyards, Sixteen by Twenty Wines

9.4

Such a great, balanced Chardonnay. Good minerality from Ritchie Vineyard, a bit of honeysuckle, good acidity, and well-integrated oak that's there for a bit of dimension, but doesn't overpower the crisp, refreshing qualities.

Such a great, balanced Chardonnay. Good minerality from Ritchie Vineyard, a bit of honeysuckle, good acidity, and well-integrated oak that's there for a bit of dimension, but doesn't overpower the crisp, refreshing qualities.

Sep 17th, 2015
Brian London

Owner 4Play Wines

8.8

Delicious

Delicious

Jul 5th, 2014
Stephanie Lunn

Creamy with notes of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Nicely balanced minerality.

Creamy with notes of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Nicely balanced minerality.

Jan 16th, 2022
Patrick Lunn

5 years old and this is pretty fresh and bright. Ripe peaches and marshmallow. Pairs well with Cowgirl Red Hawk, the stinky cheese seems to bring out some light sweetness. Great stuff.

5 years old and this is pretty fresh and bright. Ripe peaches and marshmallow. Pairs well with Cowgirl Red Hawk, the stinky cheese seems to bring out some light sweetness. Great stuff.

May 18th, 2019
Stephanie Lunn

Pineapple upside down cake, honeycomb, and green apple

Pineapple upside down cake, honeycomb, and green apple

May 4th, 2019
Loc Dao

Very elegant buttery taste silky finish

Very elegant buttery taste silky finish

Nov 20th, 2016
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Not bad, but for the price🤔? Reminds me of Beringer.
Boswell is thicker & has much better color, nice & gold

Not bad, but for the price🤔? Reminds me of Beringer.
Boswell is thicker & has much better color, nice & gold

Jul 2nd, 2016
Sean Herriott

Tight initially, but with air becomes layered with tropical fruit and toasty oak. High class for sure!

Tight initially, but with air becomes layered with tropical fruit and toasty oak. High class for sure!

Feb 21st, 2016