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Bure Chardonnay Malena Ritchie Vineyard 2016

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CWA97+

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Price: $95.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97+ Points | CWA
“This spectacular new Chardonnay starts with a silky smooth texture and delivers a plethora of gorgeous flavors including hints of lemon custard, fresh pears, and even hints of coconut and macademia nut. The sexy finish includes notes of baked caramel crème that remind us of Marcassin.” - California Wine Advisors 

Background
Bure Family Wines is the passion project of former NHL star Valeri Bure and his wife, actress Candace Cameron Bure (yes, of Full House). They are known for their full bodied Cabernets sourced from their tiny property in Saint Helena, but their Chardonnay (crafted by the immensely talented Benoit Touquette) is an unforgettable nectar that we found ourselves thinking about days after we tasted it. Large, silky, and delectably rich, it has hints of wines like Lewis and Marcassin, with intense notes of lemon curd and sun ripened apples, leading to a long, caramel finish.
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97+ Points | CWA
“This spectacular new Chardonnay starts with a silky smooth texture and delivers a plethora of gorgeous flavors including hints of lemon custard, fresh pears, and even hints of coconut and macademia nut. The sexy finish includes notes of baked caramel crème that remind us of Marcassin.” - California Wine Advisors 

Background
Bure Family Wines is the passion project of former NHL star Valeri Bure and his wife, actress Candace Cameron Bure (yes, of Full House). They are known for their full bodied Cabernets sourced from their tiny property in Saint Helena, but their Chardonnay (crafted by the immensely talented Benoit Touquette) is an unforgettable nectar that we found ourselves thinking about days after we tasted it. Large, silky, and delectably rich, it has hints of wines like Lewis and Marcassin, with intense notes of lemon curd and sun ripened apples, leading to a long, caramel finish.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Bure Family Wines

Vineyard Designate Ritchie

AVA Russian River Valley

Region Sonoma County