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Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Riva Ranch Heritage Block 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Buttery aromas along with pineapple and brown sugar notes lends this a rather desserty nose. With air, more wood spice and sweet apple aromas add complexity. This enters the mouth with a distinctive sweet/tart character and some super-ripe flavors of pineapple, mango and pear. There's a creamy edge here but the assertive acidity balances it out along with the sweetness here, and only really becomes obvious on the finish which is also dry and toasty. A fairly complex, rather large scaled wine at this price point. Not my style but well made in its style. 88pts Acidity: Medium Perceived Sweetness: Medium Low Oak: Medium Low Spicy Flavors: Medium Low Savory Flavors: Medium Low Fruity Flavors: Medium Intensity of Flavor: Medium High Weight in Mouth: Medium

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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

Editorial Reviews for Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Riva Ranch Heritage Block

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,086
3.50 5
12/18/2012

Buttery aromas along with pineapple and brown sugar notes lends this a rather desserty nose. With air, more wood spice and sweet apple aromas add complexity. This enters the mouth with a distinctive sweet/tart character and some super-ripe flavors of pineapple, mango and pear. There's a creamy edge here but the assertive acidity balances it out along with the sweetness here, and only really becomes obvious on the finish which is also dry and toasty. A fairly complex, rather large scaled wine at this price point. Not my style but well made in its style. 88pts Acidity: Medium Perceived Sweetness: Medium Low Oak: Medium Low Spicy Flavors: Medium Low Savory Flavors: Medium Low Fruity Flavors: Medium Intensity of Flavor: Medium High Weight in Mouth: Medium



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