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Chateau Boswell Chardonnay Ritchie 2013

Rating

CWA98+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

Price: $89.00

 
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"Classic" 98+ Points
Worthy of a 98+ point rating now and well on the road to Chardonnay perfection, the 2013 Chateau Boswell Ritchie is ultra-rich and opulent, featuring a symphony of fresh fruit flavors balanced by a sense of harmony and class only found in California’s blue chip Chardonnays (e.g. Morlet, Peter Michael, and Pahlmeyer). Captivating hints of caramel and Hawaiian macadamia nuts come alive on the palate intertwined with notes of nectarine, vanilla, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle on the pristine finish that is still relatively restrained as of this writing. This ultra-impressive new Chardonnay is 100% unfiltered and aged in new French Oak with indigenous wild yeast for 19 months. 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 2020 in our estimate. That said, pop the cork on a bottle now and enjoy after decanting (seriously; it benefits young white wines also!) for a half hour. - California Wine Advisors
Flavor Profile

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Tropical Fruit No

Peach No

Citrus No

Apple No

Pear No

Caramel No

Buttery No

Vanilla Creme No

Honeysuckle No

Minerally No

Floral No

Spicy No

Flinty No

High Residual Sugar No

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Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Blueberry No

Blackberry No

Raspberry No

Strawberry No

Cherry No

Cranberry No

Licorice No

Cassis No

Espresso No

Toffee No

Leather No

Cedar No

Cigar Box No

Pencil Lead No

Tobacco No

White Truffle No

Cracked Pepper No

Vanilla Creme No

Milk Chocolate No

Dark Chocolate No

Savory No

Gamey No

High Residual Sugar No

Bacon No

Smoke No

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Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

"Classic" 98+ Points
Worthy of a 98+ point rating now and well on the road to Chardonnay perfection, the 2013 Chateau Boswell Ritchie is ultra-rich and opulent, featuring a symphony of fresh fruit flavors balanced by a sense of harmony and class only found in California’s blue chip Chardonnays (e.g. Morlet, Peter Michael, and Pahlmeyer). Captivating hints of caramel and Hawaiian macadamia nuts come alive on the palate intertwined with notes of nectarine, vanilla, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle on the pristine finish that is still relatively restrained as of this writing. This ultra-impressive new Chardonnay is 100% unfiltered and aged in new French Oak with indigenous wild yeast for 19 months. 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 2020 in our estimate. That said, pop the cork on a bottle now and enjoy after decanting (seriously; it benefits young white wines also!) for a half hour. - California Wine Advisors

Winery Chateau Boswell

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Russian River