Ridge Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay
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Ridge Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay - 2018

Item # 20743 750mL
$56.99/ Single Bottle
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$683.88 $615.49/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

While this Chardonnay definitely has plenty of rich California style, it shows truly impeccable balance along with supple-ness from lees aging. Expect apple and vanilla bean oak notes on the nose and palate.

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Staff Pick Notes

When I am in the mood and need that Californian style big Chardonnay this is my favorite of them all and my go to wine in this category. Also I am already looking forward to my first Thanks giving meal and this wine will be a perfect companion to my roast turkey and mash potatoes. It has an amazing nose of creamy vanilla pod and florals. The butter and cream are perfectly balanced with a lively acidity. Also beautiful orange and tangerine citrus notes are present in a subtle abundance. The palate finishes beautifully smoothly with a hint of sweet oak. Ridge really have produced an impeccable classy wine which you need to try to appreciate. I personally can't wait for my next glass. Cheers Stephen W.

- SW

About the Producer

Cupertino, California, USA The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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