Reviewed on 2018-08-02
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Rating 85
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Monterey County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $20.00  Buy This Wine
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End of Day Sipping, Host/Hostess Gifting

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Chardonnay

Wente Vineyards ‘Riva Ranch’ Chardonnay 2016 Review

This is a classic style of California Chardonnay: oaked, but not too oaky; buttery but not sticky; fruit-forward but not cloying. Aromas include baked apples and a hint of jasmine flower. Flavors include buttery apple pie that fades into a savory, palate-coating texture, then a crisp, clean finish. This is an excellent alternative to higher priced Napa Valley Chardonnay.

85
POINTS
Wente Vineyards ‘Riva Ranch’ Chardonnay 2016
This is a classic style of California Chardonnay: oaked, but not too oaky; buttery but not sticky; fruit-forward but not cloying. Aromas include baked apples and a hint of jasmine flower. Flavors include buttery apple pie that fades into a savory, palate-coating texture, then a crisp, clean finish. This is an excellent alternative to higher priced Napa Valley Chardonnay.

Reviewed On: 08-02-2018
85
POINTS
Wente Vineyards ‘Riva Ranch’ Chardonnay 2016
This is a classic style of California Chardonnay: oaked, but not too oaky; buttery but not sticky; fruit-forward but not cloying. Aromas include baked apples and a hint of jasmine flower. Flavors include buttery apple pie that fades into a savory, palate-coating texture, then a crisp, clean finish. This is an excellent alternative to higher priced Napa Valley Chardonnay.

Reviewed On: 08-02-2018