2014 Joseph Swan Chardonnay "Ritchie Vineyard"
Russian River Valley, California
The grapes that make this wine comes from one of the older blocks in this vineyard. The original plantings were 100% barrel fermented in French oak, aged sur lies with battonage (lees stirring) once a month. Full malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was aged 10 months in barrel. The vineyard is highly coveted with numerous winemakers sourcing from here. Bright lemon yellow color. Ripe pear with lemon custard and a hint of mango. Classic Ritchie profile and aromatics are present. Very rich, very full opulence balanced by good acidity. Long, full fruit.
Russian River Valley