"The 2014 Pinot Noir Ritchie Vineyard is bright, focused and nuanced throughout, with plenty of supporting acidity to balance the intensity of the fruit. Sweet dark cherry, lavender and cloves are all pushed forward. This is an especially linear, energetic Ritchie Pinot with everything in the right place. The Ritchie is also the most structured of these Pinots, although there is plenty of the richness that Mark Aubert coaxes from his vineyard sites." –Feb-16
The Ritchie Vineyard is the warmest Pinot Noir site at Aubert, typically known for Ritchie Chardonnay. Located near the Russian River Valley appellation, its vines lie on a slope composed of rare volcanic soils.