95 Points DuMol make some of the best and most sought-after Chardonnays from the Russian River Valley and California. Limited single vineyard Chardonnay from the legendary Ritchie Vineyard. 95 Points Robert Parker: "The 2017 Chardonnay Chloe Ritchie Vineyard was barrel fermented and aged 12 months on the lees in 33% new oak. It opens to aromas of yellow peach, quince paste, baked apples and spicy oak touches with accents of honey, toast, hay and white flowers plus touches of seashell and lime peel. Light to medium-bodied, it's intensely flavored with a mineral/savory dichotomy in the mouth, mouthwatering acidity and a long, layered and textured finish. Wow! 750 cases produced." 95 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Chloe Ritchie Vineyard is beautifully floral and perfumed, with soaring aromatics and racy, layered fruit. There is plenty of depth, but in this range, the Ritchie stands out for its lifted, gracious feel and exceptional balance." Winery Notes: "Our seventeenth consecutive bottling from the majestic old vines of Ritchie Vineyard is among the most memorable, as one would expect given the incredible quality of this magical vintage. The wine walks a delicate line between power and finesse, opulence and focus, offering a deep succulence that is typical of this heralded vineyard, farmed with great dedication and pride by the local legend that is Kent Ritchie himself....It’s our most “California-styled” Chardonnay each year: forward, generous and broad. Sheer deliciousness is its calling card. That’s not to say it’s overblown,however, as the loose-textured, airy, volcanic white pumice stone soils bring great vibrancy and energy to the wine’s long, expansive finish."