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Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2020

$60

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.

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Wine Type and Color

White Still

Magazine Issue

Jul 31, 2022

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Chardonnay

This white grape takes its name from a village in the Mâconnais region of Burgundy in France. It remains widely grown there today, but the variety became so popular in the 1970s that for a time it became nearly synonymous with "white wine" in the U.S. Today, almost every wine-producing region in the world grows Chardonnay.

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$60

Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2020

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.

Details

Wine Type and Color

White Still

Magazine Issue

Jul 31, 2022