Fritz Cellars Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 11170
  • white wine
  • W&S93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

Yet another spectacular vineyard cultivated by the well-known Dutton family, the Ruxton Vineyard is a five-acre vineyard facing Southeast, high on a ridge above Occidental in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1972, and produces shy bearing, small clusters, tiny berries and rich, intense flavors. This wine is lush with bright flavors, and the spiciness is delicate, with a soft, open texture. High-toned, pronounced aromatics of Meyers lemon and fleshy apricot combine with subtle oak for a lingering, intense finish. Very aromatic.

Learn About Fritz Cellars

Guided by his vision of creating a small family winery specializing in handcrafted, limited-edition, wines, Arthur Jay Fritz built a radically designed subterranean facility high upon a hill in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. With offerings from both the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, Fritz is particularly distinguished for their vineyard designated...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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