2009 Ridge Vineyards Chardonnay Estate
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
 
WB Rating: 94

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $38.99 (Calvert Woodley, Washington, DC)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Fabulous Chardonnay from Ridge, the best Estate Chardonnay I ever remember tasting from there. Rich, long, pure, oozing with class. Filled with intense, slightly floral citrus/apple fruit on top of a mineral-laden core. Some toasty oak in the foreground that is perfectly integrated with the fruit and acid. Towered over a $50 Meursault Tillets tasted next to it, in every respect. Exceedingly refreshing and untiring to the palate. - HK 2012-12-04

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