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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine & Spirits
Region: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%
Item no. 102112
#21 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Light in color. Ripe pear and apple fruit, citrus blossom, licorice, brioche/sweet oak. Well-defined, concentrated palate; elegant texture. Fresh and lively.
There's wonderful perfumed, floral aromas of honeysuckle, lavender, ripe pear and apple in this pure, rich and silky white, which unfolds to reveal layers of fruit and light spicy, toasty oak nuances. Ends with a long, persistent finish that’s engagingly complex. Drink now through 2016.
A selection of chardonnay from the limestone soils of Ridge's vineyards high up Monte Bello Road, this 2006 is complex with layers of flavor—from lemon custard to wheat and chamomile honey. That complexity draws from the soil, enhanced by a long, slow fermentation with resident yeasts and long aging on the lees. Though the alcohol is not shy, this remains cool, sophisticated and reserved. Decant a bottle for lobster salad with apples, or lay it down for ten years