Chardonnay

Clones: Old Wente
Planted: 1972
Soil: Sandy Goldridge mixed with deposits of volcanic ash
Yield: 2.5 tons/acre
Grower: Kent Ritchie

Kent Ritchie's Russian River vineyard is widely recognized as one of the best chardonnay vineyards in California.  Coastal breezes and cool morning fog, combined with the unique soil profile of Goldridge, small pebbles and a layer of volcanic ash allows this vineyard to showcase grapes of rare intensity and complexity.  Since its birth in 1972, Kent Ritchie has been delicately farming his vineyards with passion and pride.

Ritchie
Vineyard
Russian River Valley