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2016 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

2016 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Ritchie Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 13th, 2016
Acid
6.7
pH
3.3
Aging
for 11 months in French oak barrels from Francois Freres cooperage. 50% new barrels.
Fermentation
100% French oak barrel
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: FA16CHR6

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Flavor profile: Bartlett pear, ripe citrus


Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Ritchie Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 13th, 2016
Acid
6.7
pH
3.3
Aging
for 11 months in French oak barrels from Francois Freres cooperage. 50% new barrels.
Fermentation
100% French oak barrel
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Flanagan Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard was barrel fermented in 50% new French oak and aged sur lie in barrel for 11 months. This wine displays the classic Ritchie Vineyard attributes of rich, lush texture with great acidity. The palate offers Bartlett pear notes and ripe citrus. The minerality unique to the volcanic soils of this legendary Sonoma County vineyard completes the palate. This wine is a stunner.
Vineyard Notes
The Ritchie Vineyard is one of the most famous Chardonnay sites in Sonoma County. The vineyard was planted in the early 1970’s to a Wente clone of Chardonnay on AXR-1 rootstock. It was later discovered that AXR-1 was not phylloxera resistant and owner Kent Ritchie was told he would need to replant the vineyard. Forty years later the vineyard still produces world class fruit!
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