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Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

$189.00

SKU 04507

750ml

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We have now been working with Ritchie Vineyard for 15 years. In 2014, the vines were over 40 years old, but showed no signs of slowing down. Please note the greenish hue on the edge of the glass, which is indicative of the health of the wine. Vibrant notes of tangerine oil, fresh Meyer lemon juice, and green apple overflow from the glass. Mineral tones bring energetic qualities to the wine and abound with crushed rocks. Of all 15 vintages, the 2014 Ritchie Chardonnay is arguably our best ever. With a healthy combination of rich textures and healthy acidity, this wine will age for the next 10 to 15 years. The wine has a slight hazy clarity showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Brand Aubert
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThe old vines certainly show well in the 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie, with an almost Alsatian-like petrol nose that is starting to come on. This wine that is full-bodied, with incredible ripeness, purity and overall equilibrium, offers up plenty of tropical fruit and citrus, white peach and pineapple. The wine should drink well for at least another decade.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorA gorgeous mouthful, rich and layered, with honey-scented fig, apricot, honeydew, nutmeg, hazelnut and floral spice flavors, delivered in a powerful yet graceful manner. Drink now. 1,100 cases made.

James Laube, June 30, 2016