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Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Reserve Chardonnay 1999

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Riva Ranch lies at the foot of the breathtaking Gavilan Mountains in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. The soil, rich in fossil and mineral deposits, combines with a long, cool growing season to create grapes unusually intense in fruit character and varietal flavors. Riva Ranch Chardonnay exhibits the lush tropical flavors characteristic of great Central Coast Chardonnays. Barrel fermentation and aging has created a wine with a luscious mouthfeel and flavors of vanilla, guava, and butterscotch. Rounding out the wine is the subtle level of butter from partial malo-lactic fermentation. Aging sur lie for 12 months, the wine went through battonage, the stirring of the barrels monthly.The result is a beautifully balanced wine with a long, lingering finish.

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Wente Vineyards:
Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustaina... Read more
Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf. Read less

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Snooth User: gemnerd
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09/24/2010

A glass of this wine is worth 30 minutes of yoga! I'm not usually a white girl, but this white wine is wonderful and the price is good as well.

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Source: The Wine Buyer
10/10/2013

A crowd-pleasing Chardonnay from Wente, working in the Monterey area, the result all caramel, vanilla and lemon-lime with a sweet tropical chaser on the finish. The oak is subtle. This wine will pair deliciously with a range of food, particularly chicken and seafood.



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Riva Ranch lies at the foot of the breathtaking Gavilan Mountains in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. The soil, rich in fossil and mineral deposits, combines with a long, cool growing season to create grapes unusually intense in fruit character and varietal flavors. Riva Ranch Chardonnay exhibits the lush tropical flavors characteristic of great Central Coast Chardonnays. Barrel fermentation and aging has created a wine with a luscious mouthfeel and flavors of vanilla, guava, and butterscotch. Rounding out the wine is the subtle level of butter from partial malo-lactic fermentation. Aging sur lie for 12 months, the wine went through battonage, the stirring of the barrels monthly.The result is a beautifully balanced wine with a long, lingering finish.

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