Bure Family

Malena Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

9.26 ratings
9.34 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
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.

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.

Jun 10th, 2018
David L

Bure 2012 Malena Ritchie Chardonnay. Light golden in color. A full-bodied big- boy Chardonnay. WOW- Lemon, peach, nutmeg, buttered popcorn. Great acidity also. It sits on the back of the palate for sometime.

Top three chards from this amazing Vineyard! From the nose to the palate, it doesn't get much better coming from Ritchie. Luc Morlet is just hitting homers! Highly recommended ! Drink this at cellar temperature.

Bure 2012 Malena Ritchie Chardonnay. Light golden in color. A full-bodied big- boy Chardonnay. WOW- Lemon, peach, nutmeg, buttered popcorn. Great acidity also. It sits on the back of the palate for sometime.

Top three chards from this amazing Vineyard! From the nose to the palate, it doesn't get much better coming from Ritchie. Luc Morlet is just hitting homers! Highly recommended ! Drink this at cellar temperature.

Nov 20th, 2016
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

9.5

Rich, but balanced and amazing texture and finish. Great expression of the vineyard

Rich, but balanced and amazing texture and finish. Great expression of the vineyard

Mar 12th, 2015
Rob B

I don’t want to say corked, but something was way off about this bottle versus the exact same one we had 3 weeks ago. Very acidic, slightly murky/unclear, slightly deeper yellow. Hopefully the next bottle is more like the last.

I don’t want to say corked, but something was way off about this bottle versus the exact same one we had 3 weeks ago. Very acidic, slightly murky/unclear, slightly deeper yellow. Hopefully the next bottle is more like the last.

Jun 29th, 2018
Neil Shah

Big up front, but a little short on the finish. Could have been a bad bottle, as the first one opened was corked.

Big up front, but a little short on the finish. Could have been a bad bottle, as the first one opened was corked.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Rob B
9.1

Rob had this 2 months ago

Rob had this 2 months ago

Aug 31st, 2019
Leslie Klug

Leslie had this 4 years ago

Leslie had this 4 years ago

Feb 14th, 2016