August Wine Club
Featuring the 2017 Ritchie Vineyard Horseshoe Block Chardonnay
Kent Ritchie’s Vineyard has a reputation for making some of the best Chardonnays in Sonoma County. Good drainage from the sloping property, in conjunction with the Goldridge soil with volcanic ash deposits, make for top-notch grapes that display wonderful acidity and intensity.
This wine is our first release from the legendary Horseshoe Block of Ritchie Vineyard, featuring the old vine Wente clone plantings. The 2017 Horseshoe Block Chardonnay is tantalizing, with dazzling aromas of white peach, lemon, sweet hay, white flowers and tropical fruit that leap from the glass. On the palate, flavors of nectarine, citrus, pineapple and shortbread are underscored by bright acid and an vivid wet stone minerality that draws the wine to an extremely long finish.
Also including the brand new 2017 Earl Stephens Vineyards Pinot Noir
Earl Stephens Vineyard sits on a steep north-facing hill in the heart of the Russian River Valley. With well-draining Goldridge soil and cool mornings and evenings, this property is ideal for growing stellar pinot noir. To achieve maximum complexity, fruit is sourced from a cross section of exceptional clones: Pommard, 115, 667 and 777.
The 2017 vintage is a stunning wine with a gorgeous nose of blackberry, blueberry, leather and a hint of spice and fresh herbs. The warm blackberry notes continue on the palate, where they mingle with lush cherry, blueberry, sage and a hint of spice. Throughout, firm supple tannins and good acidity frame the fruit, adding length and definition to the dark, brooding berry flavors.
Available to add to your shipment: 2019 Ten Acre Rosé
The 2019 Ten Acre Rosé of pinot noir is incredibly crisp and refreshing, with delicate notes of white peach, honeydew melon and wild strawberry. A hint of mint on the nose gives it a nice freshness - perfect for summer. The Ten Acre Rosé is not included in your shipment but can be added with no additional shipping.
Your Shipment Includes:
(4) 2017 Richie Vineyard Horseshoe Block Chardonnay
(4) 2017 Earl Stephens Vineyards Pinot Noir
(4) 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir
The total before tax and shipping is $649.40
Important Club Dates:
Friday, August 14: Last day to make changes to account
(any changes made after Sunday, August 16th subject to handling fees)
Monday, August 17: Wine club order charged to your card on file
Friday, August 21: Wines available for pick up by appointment
Monday, August 24: Western States Wine Club Orders ship
Thursday, August 27: All other orders ship via temperature controlled trucks
Western States include: CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY
AZ shipments will be shipping on August 31st via the temperature controlled route with ice packs