Metzker 2016 Chardonnay

Russian River Valley AVA
93 Points — Wine Spectator
92 Points — James Suckling
Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley AVA - Sonoma County
100% Chardonnay
15 months in oak
Cases Produced

The Metzker 2016 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay comes from a legendary site in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, widely-regarded to be among the very best Chardonnay vineyards in California. With its beautiful old vines nestled on a rolling hillside, the Ritchie Vineyard commands respect and its wines often exhibit a rare complexity and intensity that has started a legion of loyal Ritchie followers. Metzker’s 2016 vintage offers concentrated aromas of honeysuckle, melon and lemon rind and a rich, full body with notes of brioche, succulent ripe pear, apple pastry and dried apricot. The fresh minerality and acidity offer a perfect balance to the lavish mouthfeel. The long finish is loaded with hints of spice and honey.

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