Russian River ValleyRitchie Vineyard

This pedigreed site with old vines and gnarly trunks, coastal breezes and cool morning fog, has a signature soil profile: a convergence of the sandy soil of Green Valley, the gravelly soil of the Russian River bed, and volcanic tufa. This diverse soil and low-yielding mature vines translate into tremendous intensity and complexity in the grapes, a golden fruit flavor with underlying tension, freshness and vibrancy.

Location

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Farmed by DuMOL

18 years

Characteristics

VARIETIES: Chardonnay
SOIL: Complex Goldridge/Sandstone/Alluvial
ELEVATION: 200’
SLOPE: Gentle Rolling Hills
CLONE: Old Wente
DENSITY: 726 vines/acre
YEAR PLANTED: 1972
ORIENTATION: NE x SW
ASPECT: Northwestern