Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2012

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Ballston Lake, NY (340 mi)
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Very fine and focused on the nose with notes of apple butter, pear and lime leaf over gently nutty and toasty oak with vanilla and floral highlight... Read more

Fresh on the nose with classic toasty oak, coconut, pineapple and lime aromas accented with a touch of nectarine and some popcorn. Soft and slightl... Read more

Very decent Napa chardonnay. Not overly complex but a nice balance of oak, fruit, vanilla, subtle spice and a touch of honey. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,467
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 12/18/2012

Very fine and focused on the nose with notes of apple butter, pear and lime leaf over gently nutty and toasty oak with vanilla and floral highlights. Lightweight, clean and fresh in the mouth with lovely lemon juice acidity driving right through the palate here. The flavors of apple, smoked nuts and pithy lime are clear and vivid in the mouth, fading rather quickly on the modest finish. Zesty and fun to drink with a light and savory heirloom apple note developing with air. The finish fleshes out with additional air, so this might need a little time to show it's best. 88pts Acidity: Medium Perceived Sweetness: Low Oak: Medium Low Spicy Flavors: Medium Low Savory Flavors: Medium Fruity Flavors: Medium High Intensity of Flavor: Medium Weight in Mouth: Medium


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,467
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/30/2012

Fresh on the nose with classic toasty oak, coconut, pineapple and lime aromas accented with a touch of nectarine and some popcorn. Soft and slightly sweet on entry, this shows some early caramel flavors layered over ripe pineapple fruit with vanilla top notes. A bit ponderous in the mouth, it nonetheless delivers fairly classic rendition of creamy Napa Chardonnay. The finish is clean and bright though the oak is a touch aggressive here. Definitely not my style, but this should please many people. 85pts


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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578084,371
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/22/2013

Very decent Napa chardonnay. Not overly complex but a nice balance of oak, fruit, vanilla, subtle spice and a touch of honey.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,199
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/03/2011

Oaky and tropical on the nose with some nice overtones of ripe melon. Medium body, sprite acidity with some light butterscotch. A nice white pizza wine!


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578084,371
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/10/2012

Nice Napa chard, pretty much down the middle with a nice balance of fruit, oak, butter, acidity.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/10/2011

A sweet Chardonnay with a bit of honeysuckle and pineapple flavors. Rich without being overly oak/buttery. A nicely drinking wine. Very enjoyable.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/01/2008

peppery, dry, oak finish


Snooth User: dpezz
3338236
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/26/2007

This is a full bodied chardonnay, with a wonderful balance. It starts with apricot and honey, then apple, then finishes with a tiny hint of vanilla. Just enough oak flavor, not too much. Perfect by itself or with a nice fish.


External Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Succulent apple and nectarine flavors show off the unoaked portion of this chardonnay, while barrel-fermented lots add fresh almond notes and a creamy texture. The blend combines in a generous, bright white with finesse, a wine that performs far beyond its price. Serve this with any fresh catch. Best Buy.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 07/28/2011

Ripe and pithy, with spicy pear and apple flavors that are complex and focused. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

A terrific bargain in Chardonnay is the 2005 from Rutherford Ranch. Aromas of apple skins, white peaches, pears, and lemon zest emerge from this well-made, fresh white. Consume this beauty over the next 12ndash;18 months.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The 2009 Chardonnay offers up aromas of nectarines, orange blossoms and white peaches. It is a naked, medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay to drink over the next 1ndash;2 years. This is another excellent value winery offering low-priced, tantalizing red and whites.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Made in an oaky, creamy style to appeal to popular tastes, this Chardonnay has jammy pineapple flavors. Itrsquo;s brisk in acidity and is somewhat simple, but the price isnrsquo;t bad.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

The 2009 Chardonnay offers up aromas of nectarines, orange blossoms and white peaches. It is a naked, medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay to drink over the next 1-2 years. This is another excellent value winery offering low-priced, tantalizing red and whites.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Made in an oaky, creamy style to appeal to popular tastes, this Chardonnay has jammy pineapple flavors. It's brisk in acidity and is somewhat simple, but the price isn't bad.


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340820 Snooth User: zydehoo
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4.00 5
2011 09/15/2013

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