Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2019

Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2019

 

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Ridge Vineyards
Estate Chardonnay 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : USA
  • Region : California
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
JD Jeb Dunnuck 95 2019
JS James Suckling 94 2019
W&S Wines & Spirits 94 2019
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2019
RP Robert Parker 94 2018
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 94 2018
WS Wine Spectator 92 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 95 Points (2019)
Coming from the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2019 Chardonnay Estate offers a beautiful sense of reduction and minerality in its stone fruits, toasted brioche, and crushed stone-like aromas and flavors. A kiss of green almonds and salinity emerges with time in the glass, and this is a beautiful, classic Chardonnay from this team that will evolve gracefully for a good 20 years or more.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2019)
Concentrated aromas of hawthorn, dried pineapple, salted caramel and buttered toast. It’s full-bodied with bright acidity and intense, tightly wound layers of ripe, spiced fruit. Fantastic phenolic tension and energy here. Drink or hold.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 94 Points (2019)
Mostly from vines planted in the 1970s at parcels since incorporated into the Monte Bello Estate, this wine ferments spontaneously in oak barrels (mostly American, ranging from one to five years old). This vintage is a selection of ten out of 12 parcels, grown over greenstone (altered basalt) and decomposing limestone at the former Rouston and Klein vineyards, lower-elevation sites at the estate. It’s a pale chardonnay with lemon and ginger scents, the tight, brisk structure nodding to the Pacific, not only for the climate but also for the uplifted seabed soils above the San Andreas fault. Within that structure, the wine feels lush and juicy, cool and savory, delicious with scallop and porcini risotto. (JG) (10/2021)

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2019)
There's a flinty tone of struck stone and chiseled granite on the nose of this bottling, which also shows a singed lemon fragrance on the nose. There's a woody quality to the sip, giving some depth to the seared lime-peel, macadamia-nut and sprinkled sea-salt flavors. (MK) (9/2021)

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2018)
The 2018 Chardonnay Estate Monte Bello Vineyard is a powerhouse on the nose, bursting with baked apples, salted almonds, beeswax, hay and loads of spicy accents. The palate is both silky and pure, concentrated and refreshing, finishing very long with loads of lift and flavor.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 94 Points (2018)
The 2018 Chardonnay is classy, translucent and so vivid. Apricot, tangerine oil and light tropical overtones open up first, but the 2018 only starts to show all it has to offer with some aeration. The layers start to fill out, and yet the 2018 never loses its sense of transparency and overall detail. A real sense of phenolic weight gives the wine its distinctive mountain feel.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2017)
A big, rich and showy white, filled with spicy notes to the ripe apple, pear and wild herb flavors. Minerally and buttery accents emerge on the contoured finish. Drink now through 2024.

Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2017
Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2017
Ridge Vineyards
Geyserville 2017
JS
93
VN
92
JR
90
Quantities are limited, but this is a superb Geyserville, showing intense fruit, and strong vineyard character. Enjoyable now, it will continue to develop over the next ten or twelve years
59,90 €
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Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2019
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2019
Ridge Vineyards
Lytton Springs 2019
JD
95
CG
95
VN
96
Limited quantities - Enjoyable as a young wine, this opulent yet structured Zinfandel will continue to develop over the next ten to fifteen years.
59,90 €
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Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2018
Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2018
Ridge Vineyards
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Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Ridge Vineyards
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
JD
93
CG
91
RP
94
Saturated purple in color. Aromas of cassis, blueberry, cola, licorice, and sweet oak. Ripe blackberry fruit entry, full bodied, rich textures, exotic spice and toasted oak. Complex, long, sensuous finish.
79,90 €
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Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2019 Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck 23-03-2022 . Score: 4