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Community Tasting Notes (12) Avg Score: 90.5 points

  • A Chard I would mistake for Corton Charlemagne, so steeped in limestone hills. I thought MB was all about the CB but this Chardonnay was the star of the tasting we did at winery, on a beautiful winter day in which you could see San Fran clearly from top MonteBello road. Jorge, Aline, Claire and Cesar Crusius participated in tasting led by Franco-American sommelier Michel. There was great olive oil as well. The Chard was precise, matching an unctuous texture and gold hew and ripe fruit (pineapple, apples, melon, coconut - was that bit oak?) with vibrant and lively acidity and minerality. This is what we are hunting for on wine trips. Every so often, we find it...

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  • Light yellow; rich nose; sweet with good acidity, very nice depth and long aftertaste; very good but still young; will probably become more complex and interesting with time

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  • Opened at Boulder for Kay's birthday dinner. White fruits and a bit of orange spice, with a fairly noticeable hit of oak. I think there is some room for improvement here and will allow these to sleep for years.

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  • Ridge tasting + dinner at Yew Restaurant. 10 wines, 5 flights. Only kept notes for the 1st flight (whites) as they were the most memorable. Concentrated, ripe, toasty oak, minerals, fruits, lively acidity, med to full body, long mineral finish - very burgundy like. To be pair with Estate Chardonnay is just cruel. Great wine. But at $70 its probably got some competition so probably deal breaker for me. Awesome to drink, but unlikely to buy.

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  • I really like Ridge chardonnay. This was very nice, a good balance between old and new world.

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    Santa Cruz Mountains: Scaling the Heights (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015, (See more on Vinous...)

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