Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2008, Monterey

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$24.95 (979344)

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April 02, 2011

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a powerful very perfumed, artificial almost soapy-resinous nose. Way too much oak! It is honeyed and very...

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Barbara D. Ritchie
Barbara D. Ritchie

From the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey, California, it is part of their Heritage Block line from a family-owned winery, whose roots date back to 1883. Enticing aromas of ripe peach, pineapple, and Bartlett pear greet the nose, and carry through on the richly textured palate. The oak influence gives it extra body. Wafts of smoke and vanilla emerge on the lingering finish from eight months spent on the lees.

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