Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2012, Monterey

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$24.95 (979344)

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November 22, 2014

Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Every thing I love about a great Chard: Rich, creamy, balanced & full body, all the qualities you find in a wine double the price.

Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features toasted buttered oak, Easter Lily, lemon tart, peach, pineapple, mango, toffee, crème brûlée, roasted marshmallows, cream corn and vanilla. Full body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Although I quite like Wente's entry level Chard; Morning Fog that I reviewed previously, for $4 more this wine exceeds expectations.

Thanks to my daughter Sarah as this was an early father’s day present from her.

Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with Roasted Quail with brioche and chorizo stuffing.

Tasted: 13 June 2015

Top Pick & Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Clearly Californian...if you don't mind a little oak, this wine exudes creamy caramelized vanilla oak with rich poached peaches. The finish is creamy and delicious.

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