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2019 Gary Farrell Chardonnay "Ritchie Vineyard"

Gary Farrell 2019 Ritchie Chardonnay

Winery: Gary Farrell

Vintage: 2019

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: $65

Cases produced: 273

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: June 19, 2022

Wine Review: This deep gold colored Chardonnay from the Ritchie Vineyard opens with a fragrant pineapple and Bosc pear bouquet with hints of oak and lemon verbena. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, delicate, and refined. The flavor profile is a gentle chalky minerality and green apple blend with notes of saline and Anjou pear. We also picked up some hints of lemon verbena and vanilla. The finish is dry and is flavors and acidity drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this impressive and food friendly Chard with coquilles St. Jacques. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Honeysuckle, Meyer Lemon, nectarine, and Chamomile tea unfold initially, leading to richer, bolder aromas of honey and crème brûlée, all with a perfect hint of flintiness. Concentrated flavors of pear tart, lemon curd, lime zest and toasty brioche meld together seamlessly with the mineral backbone. Finishes with a tangy pop of acidity and a beautiful, creamy texture that lingers on the palate.

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