Ridge 2016 Chardonnay Monte Bello Estate


"Powerful and rich-tasting, with well-structured baked pear, apple and white currant flavors, filled with intense smoky and oak accents. Flinty notes emerge on the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2024.—" Wine Spectator 94 Points

"Tasted from barrel, the soon-to-be-bottled 2016 Chardonnay Monte Bello is very promising indeed, offering up aromas of fresh peach, green orchard fruit, nutmeg and warm spices, as well as a touch of mint on the upper register. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and succulent, with a deep, juicy core, lovely cut and stony grip and a long finish. Eric Baugher observes that it comes in at just over 14% alcohol and saw a mere 8% new oak." Robert Parker 93-95 Points

"The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Rich, deep and pliant, the 2016 is endowed with serious structure and textural resonance. Lemon confit, white flowers, chamomile, lightly honeyed notes and a touch of reduction all ring out in this super-expressive, inviting Chardonnay from Ridge. The 2016 was fermented in barrel and spent 16 months in oak. All of the lots are from Monte Bello, but that are fruitier and therefore considered better suited for this wine than the flagship Chardonnay." Antonio Galloni 93 Points

Collections: USA - Chardonnay, Wine

Type: WINE

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