Reviewed on 2019-12-03
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Rating 88
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Monterey County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14%
Price $20.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Host/Hostess Gifting, House Wine, Spicy Pairings

Drink If You Like

Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc , Pinot Gris / Grigio

Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2017 Review

This wine is as intense in aroma as any other Chardonnay in Cali with toasted oaky vanilla stuff and some butterscotch. But what sets it apart is the bracing acidity cleaning up the wine, not letting those intense aromas weigh you down. Also, it’s only 13.6% alcohol, which is glorious. It still has that classic big ol’ butter thing going on, but it’s much more approachable.

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POINTS
Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2017
This wine is as intense in aroma as any other Chardonnay in Cali with toasted oaky vanilla stuff and some butterscotch. But what sets it apart is the bracing acidity cleaning up the wine, not letting those intense aromas weigh you down. Also, it’s only 13.6% alcohol, which is glorious. It still has that classic big ol’ butter thing going on, but it’s much more approachable.

Reviewed On: 12-03-2019
88
POINTS
Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2017
This wine is as intense in aroma as any other Chardonnay in Cali with toasted oaky vanilla stuff and some butterscotch. But what sets it apart is the bracing acidity cleaning up the wine, not letting those intense aromas weigh you down. Also, it’s only 13.6% alcohol, which is glorious. It still has that classic big ol’ butter thing going on, but it’s much more approachable.

Reviewed On: 12-03-2019