Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2020
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains|
There's a stunningly flinty aroma to the nose of this bottling, like smoke from chiseled granite, as well as hints of citrus peel. The palate grabs hold with a grippy tension, carrying flavors of crushed stones, singed lemon pith and light oak spice.
Bold, with wonderful intensity, this white features a core of peach, pineapple and toasted spice notes that show overtones of salted butterscotch. The body is buttery and smooth, with a hint of white flowers and Honeycrisp apple on the finish, while a touch of beeswax and nutmeg lingers. Drink now through 2030. 2,400 cases made.