February 13, 2019 - The Chardonnay

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During the summer of 2016, four years into our search for the perfect Chardonnay vineyard, we met Kent Ritchie and knew we had arrived. Kent owns and operates the legendary Ritchie Vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley. First planted in 1972, this sloping bench land vineyard has risen to celebrity status as the fruit source for wines from Marc Aubert, DuMol, Ramey and now Boich Family. The signature soil profile—Sandy Goldridge with volcanic ash and a touch of tufa combined with the unique micro-climate in the Russian River Valley—make this site one of the best Chardonnay vineyards in California – no joke! We would like to send a special shout out to Kent Ritchie who, through his labor of love and attention to detail, has made this vineyard what it is today – Thank you Kent! If you have not yet tried the Boich Family Cellar Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay you better get to it! We only make a couple hundred cases a year and it goes fast. Enjoy in good health! JB

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