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2007 Bjornstad Chardonnay "Ritchie Vineyard"

Bjornstad 2007 Ritchie Chardonnay

Winery: Bjornstad

Vintage: 2007

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: $40

Cases produced: 208

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: June 10, 2010

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chard opens with a very inviting pear bouquet with a hint of spice and banana. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, smooth, and impressive. The flavor profile is a delicious gentle apple with lightly integrated oak. The finish is dry and memorable. Everyone loved this wine and it didn't last very long. It is very food friendly and would pair well with many chicken dishes. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Ritchie Vineyard consistently produces distinctive Chardonnays, known for their richness and tropical fruit flavors. The glass is filled with roasty, toasty notes of creme brulee and spices. Rich fruit aromas follow from ripe nectarine and tropical fruits along with wet stones, suggesting minerality. They entry is bold, crisp and bright. The layered textures spread across the palate with its mouth filling (mouth watering) palate weight. The wine is rich and viscous and balanced with an elegant acidity. The oak signature is present at such a level to support the complex of aroma and flavors components. The fruit, rich cream and mineral flavors follow onto the palate beautifully, providing even greater depth to the aromas.

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