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Ridge Chardonnay Estate 2016

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Price: $59.00

 
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95 Points
“Deep in color, offers a White Burgundy-like bouquet of stone fruits, toasted spice, crushed rock and addition toasty nuances. It's rich, textured, has bright acidity, and needs 2-3 years of cellaring, while approachable today.” - Jeb Dunnuck (Aug/17) 

“Excellent, wafting from the glass with notes of pear, ripe apple and white flowers, framed by a delicate touch of new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and expansive, with bright acids, excellent concentration and a long, tangy finish. Yields this year were some 35% below average; it spent 11 months in largely once used barrels and the following five in neutral oak before bottling without fining or filtration.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (May/18)

“A pretty powerful wine, especially by Ridge standards. Drought and poor weather during bloom resulted in a loss of 35% of the crop. As for the wine itself, well, it is fabulous. Rich and authoritative, but with good freshness, the 2015 has it all. Lemon confit, white flowers, apricot, mint and a hint of reduction from extended time on lees add nuance throughout. This is a superb showing.” - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Aug/17)

“A full-bodied white with sliced lemon, lime and cooked apple character. Full body, rich and layered. Always a wonderful glass of chardonnay.” - James Suckling (Jul/17)
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Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

95 Points
“Deep in color, offers a White Burgundy-like bouquet of stone fruits, toasted spice, crushed rock and addition toasty nuances. It's rich, textured, has bright acidity, and needs 2-3 years of cellaring, while approachable today.” - Jeb Dunnuck (Aug/17) 

“Excellent, wafting from the glass with notes of pear, ripe apple and white flowers, framed by a delicate touch of new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and expansive, with bright acids, excellent concentration and a long, tangy finish. Yields this year were some 35% below average; it spent 11 months in largely once used barrels and the following five in neutral oak before bottling without fining or filtration.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (May/18)

“A pretty powerful wine, especially by Ridge standards. Drought and poor weather during bloom resulted in a loss of 35% of the crop. As for the wine itself, well, it is fabulous. Rich and authoritative, but with good freshness, the 2015 has it all. Lemon confit, white flowers, apricot, mint and a hint of reduction from extended time on lees add nuance throughout. This is a superb showing.” - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Aug/17)

“A full-bodied white with sliced lemon, lime and cooked apple character. Full body, rich and layered. Always a wonderful glass of chardonnay.” - James Suckling (Jul/17)

Winery Ridge

Vineyard Designate

AVA Santa Cruz Mountains

Region North Coast