2009 Bjornstad Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

Year: 2009
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
Wine Enthusiast: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%
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"Tight and nervous now, with edgy acidity. The oak is strong and unintegrated, while the apricot, orange and peach fruit stands by itself, primary and powerful. It’s a fine, complex wine, but needs time. Give it three to four years in the cellar. — S.H. (6/1/2013)" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Subtle aromas of pear and apple interplay with a steely, mineral quality of wet stones. The straw color shows a greenish edge and a light haze, confirming the wine is neither fined nor filtered. The wine is rich and viscous, balanced with an elegant acidity. The oak signature is present at such a level to support the complex of aroma and flavor components. The fruit, rich cream and mineral flavors follow onto the palate beautifully, providing even greater depth to the aromas through a long, rich finish.