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1999 Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello (750ml)
Producer: Ridge Vineyards ridgewine.com
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
tasted (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 18, 2008 , juliano spagnoli
4.5 stars "Color: deep; Aromas: woody; Sweetness: dry; Finish: persistent; too young in 08"
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 8, 2009 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
95 points "95 points Wine Spectator: "There's wonderful perfumed, floral aromas of honeysuckle, lavender, ripe pear and apple in this pure, rich and silky white, which unfolds to reveal layers of fruit and light spicy, toasty oak nuances. Ends with a long, persistent finish that's engagingly complex, Drink now through 2015." (Insider, 11/25/09) Despite a cold and wet spring that delayed the 2006 growing season, the skilled folks at Ridge made a lovely Monte Bello Chardonnay with lovely floral aromas and gorgeous notes of spiced Bartlett pears and Goldrush apples. "