Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay Napa Rmp 88 2011

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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

Nicely balanced on the nose with peach and mineral notes, topped by gentle herbal and floral tones. Zesty and nicely focused in the mouth, this app... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay Napa Rmp 88

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,908
3.50 5
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
89065201,908
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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,908
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/01/2011

Nicely balanced on the nose with peach and mineral notes, topped by gentle herbal and floral tones. Zesty and nicely focused in the mouth, this appears a little lean at first but has lovely depth of flavors and a concentrated, if focused, core of peachy fruit. There’s a hint of powder tannin that adds a little peach skin here and complicating notes of pineapple and green plum emerge on the back end. The finish is fairly long and zesty, yet with a nice layer of fruit that keeps the acid balanced. Light and fresh with a nice blend of both warm and cool climate traits. 88pts


User Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay Napa Rmp 88

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578084,933
3.00 5
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
8549492,200
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
3578084,933
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: T hearts wine
3805431
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/08/2008

Ok wine. Grows on you.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,289
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2009

Lots of fruit flavors. Very nice wine.


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

peppery, dry, oak finish


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External Reviews for Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay Napa Rmp 88

External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/30/2009

Ripe and pithy, with spicy pear and apple flavors that are complex and focused. Drink now. 5,500 cases made. -by Wine Spectator the 2006 Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay starts off with aromas of freshly picked apricots and sweet honey. The fruit theme


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/04/2013

A deliscious and versatile wine that pairs well with a wide range of dishes- steamed or grilled fish; crab and prawns; grilled veal chops with muschrooms; late summer vegetables such as red peppers, corn, butternut squash and pumpkin.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/09/2011

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Lewis Cellars Chardonnay Sonoma 750ml


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.


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: 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

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.


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Ratings & Tags for Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay Napa Rmp 88

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