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2014 Flanagan Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

Producer: Flanagan Winery
Country/Region: United States - California - Russian River Valley
Ratings:
WA
90

The Ritchie Vineyard is one of the most famous Chardonnay sites in Sonoma County. The vineyard was planted in the early 1970’s to a Wente clone of Chardonnay on AXR -1 rootstock. It was later discovered that AXR - 1 was not phylloxera resistant and owner Kent Ritchie was told he would need to replant the vineyard. Forty years later the vineyard still produces world class fruit! The 2014 Flanagan Chardonnay from Ritchie was barrel fermented in 50% new French oak and aged sur lies in barrel for 11 months before being transferred into a tank for a remaining 5 months. This wine is rich in texture with great acidity. The flavor profile shows tropical fruits and the minerality unique to the volcanic soils of this legendary Sonoma County vineyard.

2014 Flanagan Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
Vintage: 2014
Grape Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: Aged for 11 months in French Oak Barrels (50% new)
Production: 146 cases

Wine Making Notes:

The 2014 Flanagan Chardonnay from Ritchie was barrel fermented in 50% new French oak and aged sur lies in barrel for 11 months before being transferred into a tank for a remaining 5 months.


Pairings:

The wine will compliment a wide range of food, from poultry to fish, grilled vegetables ... or even on his own.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC Code - case SRP/Unit
C1EE405004CHS 750ml 6 Glass  7 84585 02056 0 1 07 84585 02056 7 $72.00