RIDGE ESTATE CHARDONNAY 19
Grapes are hand harvested from the Monte Bello vineyard grapes, whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented. Maturation is over 14 months in a selection of different age and style barrels: 87% air-dried American oak, 13% French oak (37% one year-old, 8% two years-old, 9% three years-old, 13% four years-old and 18% five years-old). 30% stainless steel tank. The wine goes through full malolactic on the naturally occurring bacteria.
Winemaker Tasting Notes...
"Pale, sun-bleached straw color with aromas of fresh lemon zest, green apple, wet stone, and honeysuckle flowers. Creamy texture on the palate with juicy acidity, notes of salinity, and citrus blossom and pineapple on the finish."