Ritchie Vineyard is one of the Russian River Valley's most esteemed vineyards for Chardonnay. The vineyard is located in the center of the Russian River Valley and consists of sandy Goldridge Loam, which are the remains of an inland sea bed. This Chardonnay is 100% Wente clone, and is a beautiful example of Chardonnay from this vineyard. It begins with gorgeous aromas of ripe apple, lemon curd, lime zest, peach, crushed seashells and floral notes whihc are about impossible to resist. Richly textured and beautifully balanced, this is a simply delicious an versatile Chardonnay that totally delivers. While incredible today, this also shows the characteristics and possesses the track record to age remarkably well.