Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Rubia Wine Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard CHARDONNAY 2019

Rubia Wine Cellars Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 Russian River Valley, California

Light golden in color.

On the nose citrus, yellow apples, lemons, light oak and vanilla, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and lightly creamy, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, melons, pears, spices, light oak, vanilla, earth, light herbs and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with spices and light almonds.

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Well-balanced with a great mouth feel. Elegant and rich.

Good by itself right out of the bottle, and better when not too cold, when the complexity shows up.

The light oak notes are very intertwined and give a luxury feel to the wine.

A good quality wine that would be nice to revisit in 3 years.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Chardonnay grapes were barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 16 months on lees. A very small production of only 6 barrels were made.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 7 days ago

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Hanzell Vineyards

Hanzell Farm The Day Selection Chardonnay 2015

Interesting story. Put this in the freezer Saturday night for an after party bottle and promptly forgot it until the next day. I put it in the fridge bc of course the cork popped and it was a slushee. It thawed out today and I am enjoying a very nice wine. I think the freezing perhaps accelerated the aging a bit but it still amazingly tastes as it should. Nice Chard. Drinking young but it’s a fighter! — 12 days ago

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Nice recovery 😉

Merriam Vineyards

Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2010

Always a favorite!

1hr+ decant. Definitely needs a decant! Dark red color with purple rims. Wine is dominated by vanilla, watermelon, and candied fruit. Medium depth. I actually thought it had some Pinot elements. Reminded me of the Chateau Philippe Le Hardi Montee Rouge which I love. This definitely was like candy and my first review of this wine. Last bottle of this vintage :(
— 21 days ago

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This wine leaps out of the glass. Amazing stuff. So consistent. — 13 days ago

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So smooth! Blue fruits pop and pour with fine tannins. Finish is smooth. This is a beautiful wine. Even great the second day. I need a case of this! The Red Grape — 22 days ago

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This is great. Huge fruit, jam with tannin, some dirt in a great way, there’s a nice vegetable/herbal component that is wonderful. Overall restrained in a huge way if that makes sense. Well done! Also better on night 2. — 6 days ago

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Robust dark wine with some polish on it. Nostalgia by drinking this with old friends who drank this from the barrel with me originally !!! — 9 days ago

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Delicious!
Let the wine breathe for an hour or two before it's best. Pair with Thai food or fat ribeye steaks is good. Enjoy!
— 11 days ago