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2017 Flanagan Chardonnay "Ritchie Vineyard"

Flanagan 2017 Ritchie Chardonnay

Winery: Flanagan

Vintage: 2017

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: $68

Cases produced: 116

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: July 22, 2019

Wine Review: This dark yellow colored Chardonnay from the "Ritchie Vineyard" opens with a mild pear and gentle pineapple bouquet with a hint of wet stone and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied and nicely balanced between its acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a tasty spiced Anjou pear, oak and green apple blend with notes of pineapple. We also detected hints of butter, minerality and a touch of lemon. The finish is dry and its delicate flavors and well-managed acidity drift away nicely. I would pair this Chard with seafood casserole. Enjoy - Ken (Updated 7/3/20)

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Ritchie Chardonnay has a very expressive nose of jasmine. honeysuckle, and orange blossom. The palate is dominated by stone fruits like apricot and fresh peach and has a gorgeous minerality that carries the wine. This is stunning wine, from one of Sonoma County’s most coveted sites for Chardonnay and will evolve in bottle for many years to come.

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