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Bure Chardonnay Malena Ritchie Vineyard 2017

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Price: $99.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

99 Points | CWA
“This is California boutique Chardonnay at its best! With just a few years of cellar time, the 2017 Bure Family Ritchie is now even more ultra-rich and opulent, yet gloriously refreshing with dazzling bright fruit. Flamboyant notes of butterscotch and Hawaiian macadamia nuts come alive on the palate intertwined with notes of fresh peaches, vanilla, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle on the pristine finish that is still relatively restrained as of this writing. The result is a powerhouse effort that combines the age-ability of a noteworthy “grand cru” Burgundy with the full throttle Russian River fruit California collectors will adore. Aging potential for 5-7 years, peaking around 2025 in our estimate. 98 points now and contender for 99 in the next few years.” - California Wine Advisors 
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

99 Points | CWA
“This is California boutique Chardonnay at its best! With just a few years of cellar time, the 2017 Bure Family Ritchie is now even more ultra-rich and opulent, yet gloriously refreshing with dazzling bright fruit. Flamboyant notes of butterscotch and Hawaiian macadamia nuts come alive on the palate intertwined with notes of fresh peaches, vanilla, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle on the pristine finish that is still relatively restrained as of this writing. The result is a powerhouse effort that combines the age-ability of a noteworthy “grand cru” Burgundy with the full throttle Russian River fruit California collectors will adore. Aging potential for 5-7 years, peaking around 2025 in our estimate. 98 points now and contender for 99 in the next few years.” - California Wine Advisors 



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