Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2013, Arroyo Seco Monterey

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$24.95 (979344)

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January 09, 2016

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an opulent, flavourful very spicy chardonnay loaded with clove and cedar from the barrel, set atop ripe...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Inexpensive wood smother and far east tropical, bitter melon fruit. There is a wealth of aromatic behaviour and...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Substance, elegance, style & balanced. Oh yes, delicious!

Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features medium to light buttered toasted oak, lemon meringue, peach, mango, pineapple, Spy apple, oak spice, cloves, ginger, dill, butterscotch and Easter Lily on the nose. Full body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: none

Interesting Note: Wente wines are becoming my go to wines.

Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with Duet of Pork Belly Porchetta and Seared Scallop, served with Apple, Pear and Celery Salad.

Tasted: 23 January 2016

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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