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2017 Gary Farrell Chardonnay "Ritchie Vineyard"

Gary Farrell 2017 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

Winery: Gary Farrell

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: $60

Cases produced: 160

KWG Score: 94.1 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: April 12, 2021

Wine Review: This vivid yellow colored Chardonnay from the Richie Vineyard is very good. It opens with a lemon custard and pineapple bouquet with hints of Bosc pear, green tea and juniper berry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with bountiful bright acidity. The flavor profile is a tasty Meyer lemon and pineapple blend with notes of vanilla and oak. We also detected hints of white peach pit, kumquat and grapefruit pith towards the end. The finish is dry and its tangy flavors drift away nicely. This Chard is very food friendly and would pair well with chicken francese and creamy vegetarian risotto. Enjoy – Ken and Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: Bright notes of citrus zest and green apples introduce this beautiful offering from the Ritchie Vineyard. Hints of baked pear tart and roasted hazelnuts add an alluring element of depth and intrigue. The palate is exceptionally refreshing upon entry with concentrated flavors of white peaches, apricots, and figs. Opulent, yet tightly knit, this wine provides an amazing balance of fruit driven flavors and lively acidity that is a hallmark of this classic vineyard site.

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