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2017 "Planet Ritchie" Chardonnay

Russian River Valley
This extraterrestrial from the iconic Ritchie Vineyard is truly unworldly. Sandy Goldridge soils, volcanic ash deposits and calcium carbonate tufa rock give this site a unique planetary vibe. The vine's location allow the clusters to retain vibrant acidity and natural minerality. Partial malolactic fermentation captured the wines celestial zippiness. Look for notes of bright honeyed alyssum, grilled pineapple, hazelnuts and fresh coconut cake. Set phasers to stun.
TECH INFO:
RITCHIE VINEYARD | HARVEST: SEPT 02, 2017
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY | PH: 3.45 | WENTE CLONES AXR-1
14 MONTHS 100% NEW FRENCH OAK
COOPERS: FRANÇOIS FRERES & REMOND