For me there was just too much new oak, don't know the breakdown?On the plus side there was enough Chardonnay characteristics to make this palatable, with lemon, lime, kiwi, nice minerals just a touch of butter and firm acidity. Maybe the oak will integrate with time, I was expecting more from this vintage!
Ridge Monte Bello tasting room June 29, 2014: Lighter in color. Notes of honey, vanilla, hazelnut and stone fruit on the bouquet. Rich notes of citrus, spice, mineral and earth on the palate. Silky, balanced acid, generous finish. Very nice.
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