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2006 Bjornstad Chardonnay "Ritchie Vineyard"

Bjornstad 2006 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

Winery: Bjornstad

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ritchie Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 273

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 19, 2009

Wine Review: This yellow colored wine opens with a really fragrant and inviting light oak and melted butter like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well balanced, quite smooth, and sophisticated. The flavor profile is a delicious tropical fruit style with some mixed in oak and apples. The finish is dry and it lingers for quite some time. This wine would pair well with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Ritchie Vineyard consistently produces distinctive Chardonnays, known for their richness and tropical fruit flavors. Bjornstad’s representation expresses a somewhat leaner version, consistent with the characteristics of the 2006 vintage. The complex aromas reveal sweet citrus notes of Mandarin orange and Meyer lemon meringue. Creamy vanillas and butterscotch layer nicely with the fruit and toasty oak notes. Flavors follow aromas onto the palate with a beautiful balance of acid and richness that gives way to a long, persistent finish.

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