2003 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95
  • AG 94

Reviews for 2003 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
Reminiscent of a Batard-Montrachet the light straw/greenish-colored 2003 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard boasts a huge opulent tropical fruit roasted hazelnut brioche and spice box-scented bouquet. Notions of orange marmalade... Reminiscent of a Batard-Montrachet the light straw/greenish-colored 2003 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard boasts a huge opulent tropical fruit roasted hazelnut brioche and spice box-scented bouquet. Notions of orange marmalade and citrus oil also emerge in the flavors. Full-bodied and spectacularly concentrated it is the finest effort I have tasted from this cold climate vineyard.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2005
...Deep highly complex nose melds grapefruit pineapple citrus skin gunflint light sulfides and a suggestion of charry oak. Then extremely intense in the mouth with superb acidity giving definition to the powerful flavors... ...Deep highly complex nose melds grapefruit pineapple citrus skin gunflint light sulfides and a suggestion of charry oak. Then extremely intense in the mouth with superb acidity giving definition to the powerful flavors. Wonderfully nuanced wine with strong mineral and soil tones. Savory rather than overly sweet...
AG 94
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2015
Once again, the 2003 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is imbued with the essence of salinity and minerality. The fruit is now a bit faded, with more honeyed notes that dominate, but there is plenty to admire. Orange peel... Once again, the 2003 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is imbued with the essence of salinity and minerality. The fruit is now a bit faded, with more honeyed notes that dominate, but there is plenty to admire. Orange peel, flowers and savory herbs open up nicely in the glass. The Ritchie is a bit brighter than the 2003 Lauren tasted alongside it, although it is a bit less suave on the palate. Still, there is no question the 2003 has developed beautifully in bottle.