Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

$69.99

Ridge's Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay is one of most coveted Chardonnays in California.  A gem from the Santa Cruz Mountains, it's got complex fruit aromas and flavors, firm acidity, leesy texture and a mineral streak that make this a Chardonnay that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with your next meal. previous vintage 94 points Robert Parker: "The Chardonnay Monte Bello is a beauty. Ripe, concentrated and still fresh, with lots of golden fruits, toasty oak, crème brulee and minerality, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with a classy, balanced fruit and integrated acidity. Full, complete, concentrated and balanced, it will have a decade or more of longevity...This was a terrific set of wines from Ridge.

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Krueger Delectable Pro

Super elegant and concentrated particularly when you consider the American oak used to barrel ferment.

Super elegant and concentrated particularly when you consider the American oak used to barrel ferment.

9.5

Marshal White Delectable Pro

Big, but not lacking shape. It's a rich wine

Big, but not lacking shape. It's a rich wine

8.8

Max Korovkin

Extraordinary and one of the best

Extraordinary and one of the best

9.9

Adam Coy

Okay yet balanced. Nice moderately crisp finish.

Okay yet balanced. Nice moderately crisp finish.

9.2

James Ian

This is a flawed wine.

This is a flawed wine.

7.0

Jordi Pazo

Vila. Cata Blancos de California. 81,50 12.06.17

Vila. Cata Blancos de California. 81,50 12.06.17

9.3

Rob Havana

Napa valley cata

Napa valley cata

8.5

Ted Miller

Lemon cupcake. Sweet with a little backbone of lemon zest. More oak than I remember. Full body. Could see it aging but we drank it. :)

Lemon cupcake. Sweet with a little backbone of lemon zest. More oak than I remember. Full body. Could see it aging but we drank it. :)

9.3

Ben Butkus

Rich and supple. Just an apertif before a Monte Bello red vertical tasting. Fantastic.

Rich and supple. Just an apertif before a Monte Bello red vertical tasting. Fantastic.

9.3

Graham

Hint of butter, lemon, and fresh grass. 30 second finish. Very well structured.

Hint of butter, lemon, and fresh grass. 30 second finish. Very well structured.

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.