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2015 Russian River Selection Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Russian River Selection Sauvignon Blanc
VINEYARD:  The famous Ritchie Vineyard, known for its bold Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The site also features 12 acres of Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1972. The soil has a volcanic clay, rock and Goldridge sandy loam composition with well-drained topsoil. The southeast vine orientation is ideal for the development of classic Sauvignon Blanc varietal character.
 
TASTING NOTES: Bright, invigorating notes of pomelo, quince, and green apple lead the way to enticing spring garden aromas of peach blossoms and plumeria. Fresh lemongrass and Rangpur lime provide a refreshing lift to elements of honey glazed roasted pears and nectarine tart. This incredible variety and concentration of flavors come together seamlessly to deliver an energizing and exceptionally long lasting finish.
 
Ritchie Vineyard
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
7.4 miles
 
SIZE
12 acres of Sauvignon Blanc
 
GROWERS
Kent Ritchie, Owner and Vineyard Manager
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Sauvignon Blanc: Clone 1, planted on AxR#1 rootstock
 
SOILS
Laniger loam
 
SITE DESCRIPTION
In the heart of the RRV, this vineyard has been farmed by Kent Ritchie since 1972. These 40-year-old vines are planted with southeast/northwestorientation for excellent sun exposure.
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Sauvignon Blanc: Gooseberry, lime, passion fruit, guava with vibrant acidity
 
 
Vineyard(s): Ritchie Vineyard
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation: 100% neutral French oak
Aging: 4 months
Alcohol: 12.9%
pH / T.A.: 3.08 / 7.2 gm/L
Production: 166 cases
 
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