Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Reserve Chardonnay 2004

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Fermentation: 90% of this wine was barrel fermented, with the balance in stainless steel. After the primary fermentation, the wine was allowed to naturally undergo malolactic fermentation. Aging: The wine was aged sur lie for 12 months. Batonnage, the stirring of the barrels was performed monthly.

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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: akakaizoku
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3.50 5
06/06/2012

This is a 2002 Chardonnay and is hmmmm..... I'm not a pro but ya it sure was fruity

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Snooth User: Brectenwald
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4.00 5
01/22/2011

Creamy and excellent - no acidic bite. Nice Balance. I never really consiered Wente wins before and this was a gift someone had provided me a few years ago. I decided I should enjoy it today, and was extremely surprised at how much I enjoyed it.


Snooth User: AlexWhite
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4.00 5
08/24/2012

Four glasses



Tasting Notes:

The 2004 Riva Ranch Chardonnay is an exceptional balance between the characters of the fruit, the sur lie barrel ageing, and the malolactic fermentation. As usual, the fruit component of our Arroyo Seco Chardonnay is tropical in nature, with bright green apple aromas surrounded by hints of vanillas, graham, and toast from the barrels. Rounding out this wine is the subtle level of butter from the malolactic fermentation, providing a full mouth feel and smooth finish.

Fermentation: 90% of this wine was barrel fermented, with the balance in stainless steel. After the primary fermentation, the wine was allowed to naturally undergo malolactic fermentation. Aging: The wine was aged sur lie for 12 months. Batonnage, the stirring of the barrels was performed monthly.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable


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