Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Wine SpectatorBeautifully crafted, rich and deeply flavored, this offers an impressive mix of finesse and refinement. Exhibits ripe, graceful notes of plum, anise, licorice, fresh earth, cedar and blackberry pie. Glides along on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 270 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Pinot Noir Ritchie Vineyard is an attractive, mid-weight wine laced with sweet red cherries, flowers, spices and French oak. It shows lovely mid-palate sweetness and inner perfume in an attractive, mid-weight style best suited for near-term drinking. Today the Ritchie comes across as just a bit compact and one-dimensional next to the other 2010 Pinots. With air, though, the wine blossoms nicely. Freshly cut roses and spices waft from the delicate, feminine finish. It will be fascinating to follow this precise, crystalline beauty over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.