The 2012 Chateau Boswell Ritchie is ultra-smooth and opulent, featuring a symphony of ripe tropical fruit flavors balanced by a sense of harmony and class only found in California’s blue chip Chardonnays. This Chardonnay offers notes of nectarine intertwined with vanilla, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle as well as remarkable delineation for its massive size. Captivating hints of caramel and Hawaiian macadamia nuts come alive on the dazzling finish that is still relatively restrained as of this writing. This ultra-impressive new Chardonnay is 100% unfiltered and aged in French Oak with indigenous wild yeast for 19 months. The result is a powerhouse effort that combines the age-ability of the finest “grand cru” Burgundy with the full throttle Russian River fruit serious collectors will adore.