Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay 2012
|Appellation||Santa Cruz Mountains|
Wine AdvocateThe beautiful, delicate but powerful 2012 Chardonnay Estate Monte Bello Vineyard (100% Chardonnay) achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. It exhibits notes of white currants, quince, pineapple and white peach. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity and freshness, and the oak pushed to the background, this beauty can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years.
Wine EnthusiastOn the elegant nose of this wine from an historic vineyard, dainty and yet piercing aromas range from brisk chalkiness to crushed spearmint. It's supple and light on the palate, with very fragrant apples and a yeasty, saison-like finish.