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Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2010
With this vintage, the name becomes Ridge Estate Chardonnay. In years when differences among lots are sufficient to warrant a separate bottling, we make a limited amount of Monte Bello Chardonnay as well. Golden straw color. Pear, pineapple, lemon/lime zest, apricot, fig, anise, flint. Remarkably similar to the ‘09 vintage. Elegant body, oily texture; firm acid in a refreshing aftertaste.
Editorial Reviews for Ridge Estate Chardonnay
This is so nuanced and complex, with layers of apple butter, flowers, lemon pith and butcher’s wax on a softly seductive nose. The palate shows excellent elegance and superb balance, with lovely minerality running from the front right through the long finish. The fruit is subtle here, but shows nice complexity with decidedly fresh green apple and faint apricot and lemon tones that lead to a finish that tightens up just a touch. 92 points
External Reviews for Ridge Estate Chardonnay
Pale yellow. Candied citrus fruit and pear aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and smoky minerals. Juicy and incisive offering lively Meyer lemon and quince flavors that pick up a subtle touch of anise with air. The vanilla note comes back on the spicy tenacious finish. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Pale yellow. Candied citrus fruit and pear aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and smoky minerals. Juicy and incisive, offering lively Meyer lemon and quince flavors that pick up a subtle touch of anise with air. The vanilla note comes back on the spicy, tenacious finish.
Clean and refined, pure, rich and elegant, this Chardonnay features a strong mineral, lime skin and green apple presence, gaining depth and dimension before fanning out nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
The 2010 Chardonnay Estate is a beautiful, precise wine laced with citrus zest, crushed rocks and a hint of spice from the American oak. In 2010, the Chardonnay stands out for its energy and tension. It needs another year or two to settle down, but it is already striking in its beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2020.