Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay
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The 2016 Single Vineyard Riva Ranch Chardonnay has lovely notes of citrus and tropical fruit, such as pineapple and mango. The rich mouthfeel gives a taste of lemon-curd or a baked apple tart, graham and toasty vanilla from barrel aging. This opulent Chardonnay has balanced acidity and a long, smooth lingering finish.
|AWN Wine Style|
|AWN Wine Style||Full Bodied White|
|Short Tasting Notes||Citrus. Pineapple. Mango. Baked Apple Tart. Toasted Vanilla. Opulent & Long.|
|Why AWN Pick This Wine||Wente is the Chardonnay reference in California, and all growers look for this Wente Clone. This is a Single Vineyard Selection expressing all the qualities of WENTE CHARDONNAY.|
|Recognitions||93pts IWC Los Angeles Gold – Rodeo Uncorked 89pts – Wine Enthusiast|
|Food Pairing||Creamy Risotto. Chicken Piccata. Movie Theatre Popcorn.|
|Varietal||Chardonnay / Gewurztraminer|
|VARIETAL - WHITE GRAPES||Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer|
|Region||Arroyo Seco, Monterey|
The Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from our Riva Ranch Vineyard in Arroyo Seco, Monterey. Arroyo Seco, where they have been growing grapes since the 1960’s, is widely regarded as one of the best places in California to grow Chardonnay.
The long, cool growing season with the deep gravelly soil ripen the Chardonnay perfectly which gives natural balance of sugar and acidity.