The wine’s aromas are bright and expansive with yellow peach, nectarine and white flowers. A suggestion of flint and spearmint adds detail. Viscosity and opulence are immediate on the palate with tangerine oil, honeycomb and candied ginger richness. On the deep midpalate, the wine’s texture builds effortlessly: lemon oil, apricot and quince paste. Befitting this structured vintage, the wine is quite chiseled with precise, balancing acidity and flavors of grapefruit pith on the finish. Drink between late 2020 and 2026 without over-chilling; I think 60° F is the perfect temperature to allow the wine’s full intensity to shine. Bottled unfiltered.
Vineyard 100% RITCHIE VINEYARD
Appellation RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Clones OLD WENTE
Age of Vines at Harvest 46 YEARS
Barrel Aging AGED 12 MONTHS IN 36% NEW FRENCH OAK BARRELS FROM TONNELLERIE MERCUREY FOLLOWED BY SIX MONTHS SETTLING IN TANK.