Flanagan

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.121 ratings
9.110 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
Matt Sterr

11 Months in 50% New French Oak. Luxurious mouthfeel with nice acids. Long finish is mouthwatering.

11 Months in 50% New French Oak. Luxurious mouthfeel with nice acids. Long finish is mouthwatering.

Apr 8th, 2019
Pierre Costa

Good cool climate Chard. Interesting tropical notes and oak balanced

Good cool climate Chard. Interesting tropical notes and oak balanced

Sep 21st, 2018
Wine Angel

Well done Eric! Very Burgundian. Crowd pleaser for sure!

Well done Eric! Very Burgundian. Crowd pleaser for sure!

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2015
Steve Steese

We just shared two bottles in two days, and both agreed that this wine is in a perfect place right now. Dense, old Wente fruit with incredible texture and great minerality for such a ripe vintage. Excellent! #bizarrodebbie

We just shared two bottles in two days, and both agreed that this wine is in a perfect place right now. Dense, old Wente fruit with incredible texture and great minerality for such a ripe vintage. Excellent! #bizarrodebbie

May 2nd, 2016
Michael Kotrady

Ritchie Vineyard. For those who have $70 to drop on Chardonnay, this would be a great buy.

Ritchie Vineyard. For those who have $70 to drop on Chardonnay, this would be a great buy.

Mar 18th, 2016
Chris Zitzman

NB: we popped what was left of this bottle after it had been "Coravined" (which is rapidly on its way to becoming a verb) for about four months. Only half of the bottle remained, so we popped it, poured glasses then decanted the rest.
Important to note that part of this experience because the wine had changed over he time of its first pour back in April of this year in the sense that while still potent & impressive, it seems to have fallen asleep a bit, and is not revealing its potential of rich, buttery lusciousness. Yet.
..:k, hold on ;).
It's beautiful, and as it breathes, opens and warms, it's blossoming into all the expectations one demands to fill at this $$$. +$. And it's growing as I type.

So with the obvious caveat in having the Coravin acting as our variable in the equation - she held up well enough for us to relish in it tonight. To swim around in the lusciousness of the Russian River Valley- even if we had to be quiet so as to not wake he folks who owned the pool. I snuck a kiss in there somewhere. Eventually & with care.

Throw some beautifully prepared artichokes and some crab legs into that Russian River Valley- and you got a STEW BABY!
~ f i n ~

NB: we popped what was left of this bottle after it had been "Coravined" (which is rapidly on its way to becoming a verb) for about four months. Only half of the bottle remained, so we popped it, poured glasses then decanted the rest.
Important to note that part of this experience because the wine had changed over he time of its first pour back in April of this year in the sense that while still potent & impressive, it seems to have fallen asleep a bit, and is not revealing its potential of rich, buttery lusciousness. Yet.
..:k, hold on ;).
It's beautiful, and as it breathes, opens and warms, it's blossoming into all the expectations one demands to fill at this $$$. +$. And it's growing as I type.

So with the obvious caveat in having the Coravin acting as our variable in the equation - she held up well enough for us to relish in it tonight. To swim around in the lusciousness of the Russian River Valley- even if we had to be quiet so as to not wake he folks who owned the pool. I snuck a kiss in there somewhere. Eventually & with care.

Throw some beautifully prepared artichokes and some crab legs into that Russian River Valley- and you got a STEW BABY!
~ f i n ~

Aug 2nd, 2015
Clayton Bahr

Peaches, ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, toasted marshmallow vanilla custard, kafir lime, yellow apple, Asian pear, coconut Creme

Peaches, ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, toasted marshmallow vanilla custard, kafir lime, yellow apple, Asian pear, coconut Creme

Mar 24th, 2015
Tom Garland

Ritche vineyard chardonnay.

Pop and pour. A light golden color. On the nose: subtle notes of lemon, apricot, nutty vanilla. Taste: orange peel, lemon, honey, vanilla toast with a medium finish and medium plus acidity keeping it crisp and fresh.

Enjoying with the fresh Langoustines, red shrimp, and raw crudo!

VEGAS BABY!!!!!! "I hate Disneyland, it primes our kids for Las Vegas".... Tom Waits.

Ritche vineyard chardonnay.

Pop and pour. A light golden color. On the nose: subtle notes of lemon, apricot, nutty vanilla. Taste: orange peel, lemon, honey, vanilla toast with a medium finish and medium plus acidity keeping it crisp and fresh.

Enjoying with the fresh Langoustines, red shrimp, and raw crudo!

VEGAS BABY!!!!!! "I hate Disneyland, it primes our kids for Las Vegas".... Tom Waits.

Feb 29th, 2020
John Beasley

Vanilla, almonds, Anjou pear, nice minerality

Vanilla, almonds, Anjou pear, nice minerality

Mar 16th, 2017
Tyler Silver

Barrel ferment, you can smell the charred oak in it. Very smooth and balanced.

Barrel ferment, you can smell the charred oak in it. Very smooth and balanced.

Dec 12th, 2015