Waypoint Wine Company, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 2020

($60):  The character of the wine announces itself with an unnecessarily heavy bottle and a wax-covered cork, which makes opening it difficult.  A glossy, intense, cream-laden Chardonnay flows from this impressive packaging.  Bright acidity amplifies its seductive texture.  This well-made wine won’t be for everyone, but those who embrace lush ripe Chardonnay with oomph with love its buttery richness.
92 Michael Apstein Feb 14, 2023