- Ridge Chardonnay Estate Santa Cruz 2012 Product #29300 (In Stock)
From the Monte Bello Vineyard Paul Draper made famous for Cabernet, this is lovely Chardonnay of richness and detail.
"The 2012 Chardonnay Estate is utterly impeccable. Lemon, white, flowers, spices, yellow stone fruits, smoke and slate open up nicely in the glass. Readers can look forward to at least a handful of years of fabulous drinking in this resonant, beautifully layered Chardonnay from Ridge." Antonio Galloni 92 points
"The 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 Advocate 92 points
- Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate 2012 Product #30251 (In Stock)
Number 5 on Wine Spectator Top 100 2015!
"An utterly enticing, striking wine, the 2012 Chardonnay is captivating from the very first taste. Lemon oil, white flowers and mint are some of the signatures. The 2012 remains subtle and hushed in the glass, with striking interplay of fruit, acidity and bright saline notes. Above all else, the 2012 speaks to pure class. Once again, Mount Eden's Chardonnay stakes its claim as one of this country's oenological jewels. The 2012 appears to have a very bright future. Readers who can find it should not hesitate to pick it up." Vinous (Galloni) 95+ points
"Spicy, toasty, aromatic oak offers an enticing start, with a fresh, vibrant core of lemon-lime, lemon curd, white peach and stone fruit that is very tight, dense, focused and persistent. Ends with a juicy Key lime aftertaste."Wine Spectator 95 points
- Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate 2011 Product #28780 (In Stock)
Wine Spectator Top 100!
"Mount Eden's 2011 Chardonnay is simply magnificent. Intense and tightly-coiled from the very first taste, the 2011 pulsates with energy, texture and pure class. Bright citrus, lemon oil, flowers and crushed rocks are all vivid in the glass, but it is the wine's exceptional balance that stands out most. The long, vibrant finish is a thing of beauty. In 2011, winemaker Jeffrey Patterson did not make a Reserve, instead all of the juice went into the straight Chardonnay. Readers who want to understand why the Santa Cruz Mountains is one of the world's great terroirs for Chardonnay should start here. Quite simply, the 2011 Chardonnay is a, reference-point for California. The only question is how long it will take to come around." Antonio Galloni 96 points
"This stunning wine is deliciously rich and layered, with vibrant flavors of honeydew, honeysuckle, fig and mineral shaded by seductive toasty oak. The flavors build, displaying a deep measure of intensity and persistence. Drink now through 2024. 1,692 cases made."Wine Spectator 95 points