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2016 "Ritchie by Proxy" Chardonnay

Russian River Valley
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This is our first release from the iconic Ritchie Vineyard and we are more than thrilled to have it grace our lineup. Ritchie is famous for its concentration and this wine is no exception. Partial malolactic fermentation retained focus and freshness while sur lie aging in 100% new French barrels contributed texture and density. Although this Chardonnay is opulent and deeply-strucutred, it's also just plain fun to drink. Our team has never "barrel sampled" a wine more than this one. Fortunately, we got a hold of ourselves before bottling.
Harvested Sept 9, 2016 / Wente Clone / PH 3.4 / Aged 14 Months 100% New French Oak / Partial Malolactic Fermentation / Ritchie Vineyard / 100 cases 750ml