2006 Aubert "Ritchie Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full medium yellow with a green tinge. Fruit-driven aromas of pineapple, pear, citrus peel and hazelnut. Fleshy, fat and oily, with a thickness of texture leavened by fresh flavors of pineapple and nectarine. Very densely packed and long. Aubert hasn't missed a beat with his Ritchie bottling, which is consistently one of California's elite chardonnays.
Mark Aubert’s 2006 Chardonnay Ritchie is more of a pairing of similarities rather than opposites. The 2006 Ritchie is resonant and generous in the glass, with plenty of butter and tropical-inflected overtones that play off the richness of the lobster beautifully. Showing no signs of fading...(AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There are just over 200 cases of the 2006 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard. Displaying a more evolved style than usual, it offers up notes of buttered hazelnuts, lemon oil, honeysuckle, and a hint of spice. (RP)
Fresh, fragrant lemon-lime and citrus scents pick up subtle pear, fig and apple flavors that are sleek and refined. Gains richness on the finish, yet remains impeccably elegant.