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Arista Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard – 2016 – Jeb Dunnuck – 99 Points

From a famous site in the Russian River, the 2016 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard spent a year in one-third new French oak followed by six months in tank. With a ting of green in its gold color, it has more Chablis-like lemon drops, white flowers, and lemongrass aromatics to go with a marine-like salinity and obvious crushed rock minerality. It’s rich, deep, and concentrated on the palate, with a beautiful texture, as well as bright, integrated acidity. It’s a beautiful wine.

2016 Ritchie Chardonnay
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Tour of Olivet Road

Explore the Russian River Valley and take a beautiful scenic drive through Olivet Road which boasts a diverse line-up of wineries all nestled within a 2-3 mile stretch of road. This area has some exquisite wine and beauty and is conveniently located between Santa Rosa and Windsor and a few miles west of HWY 101. Follow our lead for a special day exploring this special region of the Russian River Valley.

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By Laura Levy Shatkin Russian River Road Trip

When we arrive in Sebastopol on a Sunday, a lively farmers market is set up in the plaza, where local artisans and craftspeople show their wares. Music fills the air, as does the scent of the gorgeous produce: a mind-boggling array of apples, persimmons, and grapes off the vine. It’s the perfect way to start our exploration of the Russian River Valley. The Valley sits in the heart of Sonoma County. The wine region (or AVA) of the same name spans a whopping 150 square miles and includes more than 100 growers and over 100 wineries.

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2019 Paulée Dinner was a fantastic evening! Fri 08/30 DeLoach Vineyards

Each year, the Paulée Dinner brings together discerning wine lovers who celebrate this rare opportunity to mingle with the brilliant minds behind their favorite wines, and also experience wines that are nearly impossible to find. We look forward to continuing to build upon this great tradition from Burgundy, in our own backyard of Sonoma County and in the exquisite setting of the Russian River Valley.

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Save the Date for Grape to Glass Event Sat 06/20 - Sat 06/20 Russian River Valley Winegrowers

Take a walk through the six neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley enjoying Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandels and other varietals.

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