Ridge Vineyards Chardonnay 2007

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2007 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate is 100% Chardonnay. It was bottled in January 2009. Ridge writes: "In thi...

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Nice elegant chardonnay with a great smoky quality throughout. Fig, honedydew and melon and that smoky oak. Very nice. Read more

Great tropical fruit with toasty creamy oak and all in balance. Very nice chardonnay! - Tasted at Lytton Springs 4/21/10 Read more

While this Chardonnay definitely has plenty of rich California style, it shows truly impeccable balance along with supple-ness from lees aging. Exp... Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
08/01/2009

Nice elegant chardonnay with a great smoky quality throughout. Fig, honedydew and melon and that smoky oak. Very nice.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
05/03/2010

Great tropical fruit with toasty creamy oak and all in balance. Very nice chardonnay! - Tasted at Lytton Springs 4/21/10


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/25/2009

While this Chardonnay definitely has plenty of rich California style, it shows truly impeccable balance along with supple-ness from lees aging. Expect apple and vanilla bean oak notes on the nose and palate.


Winemaker's Notes:

2007 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate is 100% Chardonnay. It was bottled in January 2009. Ridge writes: "In this cool, mountainous region, each season presents its own grape-growing challenges. Our goal, as farmer and vintner, is to fine-tune the vineyard so the grapes will ripen before the first storms. We anticipated an early harvest this year; that changed abruptly when cold weather stalled the vines. We picked in late September. After wholecluster pressing, the juice was racked to barrel for natural primary fermentation. Lees were stirred weekly through April, maintaining freshness and adding texture. We blind-tasted the lots, choosing the most elegant and approachable for this fine chardonnay. Once assembled, it settled for five months and was bottled without filtration. The wine shows complex fruit, firm acidity, and mineral elements. It will be at its best over the next five to seven years".

2007 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate is 100% Chardonnay. It was bottled in January 2009. Ridge writes: "In this cool, mountainous region, each season presents its own grape-growing challenges. Our goal, as farmer and vintner, is to fine-tune the vineyard so the grapes will ripen before the first storms. We anticipated an early harvest this year; that changed abruptly when cold weather stalled the vines. We picked in late September. After wholecluster pressing, the juice was racked to barrel for natural primary fermentation. Lees were stirred weekly through April, maintaining freshness and adding texture. We blind-tasted the lots, choosing the most elegant and approachable for this fine chardonnay. Once assembled, it settled for five months and was bottled without filtration. The wine shows complex fruit, firm acidity, and mineral elements. It will be at its best over the next five to seven years".

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