Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mt Estate Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains|
Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Sun-bleached straw color. Pineapple, melon, honeysuckle, and citrus. Appealing fruit entry, refreshing acidity, with an elegant texture. Long, smooth finish.
Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Chardonnay 2018Tasting Note: This vineyard is the highest in elevation of all Walter Hansel’s estate vineyards, and the soil is a combination of gravel, and sand. This wine tends to be most opulent Chardonnay Walter Hansel produces, but in this year, it has the whole packet. Great floral aromatics, a wonderful core of stone fruits, and an incredible liquid mineral, and fruit finish. This wine sees 50% new French oak, and 50% 1-2-year-old French oak barrels.