Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2020

Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2020

 

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Ridge Vineyards
Estate Chardonnay 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : USA
  • Region : California
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 94 2020
JD Jeb Dunnuck 94 2020
JS James Suckling 94 2019
W&S Wines & Spirits 94 2019
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 94 2018
RP Robert Parker 94 2018
More information on wine critics and ratings

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2020)
Bold, with wonderful intensity, this white features a core of peach, pineapple and toasted spice notes that show overtones of salted butterscotch. The body is buttery and smooth, with a hint of white flowers and Honeycrisp apple on the finish, while a touch of beeswax and nutmeg lingers. Drink now through 2030. (MW) (5/2022)

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 94 Points (2020)
Coming from the estate vineyard on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 2020 Chardonnay Estate has a beautiful nose of honeyed lemon blossom, crushed stone, toasty oak, and a touch of reductive-like minerality. This carries to a brilliantly balanced, medium-bodied Chardonnay with a round, layered mouthfeel, good acidity, and a focused style that should age gracefully for 7-8 years, if not longer (JD). (8/2022)

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)

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.

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.

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WS
92
W&S
95
DCT
96
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WS
93
WE
97
DCT
95
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WS
92
WE
95
DCT
96
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