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    Ridge Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
    Chardonnay - Santa Cruz Mountains, California

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    • WS95
    • W&S91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Santa Cruz Mountains, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 102112

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    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

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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