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2011 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Ma Princesse Russian River Valley
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92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(entirely from Ritchie Vineyard fruit in 2011):  Full, bright yellow.  Aromas of yellow plum, fresh hazelnut and fresh herbs are high-pitched but a bit youthfully tight today.  Then fat and sweet but vibrant on the palate, with ripe acidity framing the citrus zest and oil flavors.  With a bit of warmth and a strong mineral component on the back, this wine is a bit disjointed today and needs at least a couple years to harmonize in bottle.

96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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