Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2021
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Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2021 is a beautiful expression of a classic, cool-climate Chardonnay. With this vintage, winemaker Trester Goetting worked to focus on the unique terroir of the Monte Bello vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyard, planted in the late 1940s and situated on fractured limestone, was greatly influenced by the dry and hot summer that celebrated its 2021 vintage.
On the nose, the Ridge Estate Chardonnay showcases strong aromas of tropical fruit such as guava and pineapple, alongside familiar fragrances of toasted marshmallow, lavender, and the soft, sweet aromas of baking spice. On the palate, peach preserves, dried pineapple, and Honeycrisp apple come to life with a touch of salted toffee. The wine offers a vibrant and weighty entry that is balanced with invigorating acidity, which brings complexity and intrigue to this bottle.
This year’s Ridge Estate Chardonnay is powerful yet graceful, an ideal pairing for any occasion. Critic scores of 94 indicate that the 2021 Chardonnay is an opportunity to be savored. Enjoy it now or cellar for six to ten years.