White

2008 Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2011 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • MPAN wrote: flawed

    May 15, 2020 - Somewhat smelly cork; medium yellow; corked nose; broad, buttery and fat, deep taste - would have been excellent without the cork, but lingering corky aftertaste; poured into the sink

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    January 8, 2020 - Another Year, Another Napa (aka Winter in Wineland IV); 1/5/2020-1/11/2020 (Napa/Sonoma California): This wine pleasantly surprised me. It's aged quite well and is more in that honey style which I actually find enjoyable. At the same time good acid and crispness. Very fresh and going strong.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MaineMark Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 18, 2019 - Deep straw color. Pear and apricot fruit flavors with some honeysuckle and white flowers. Beautiful mouthfeel. Starting to show some early signs of oxidation, but really outstanding now. If you have more, I don't think I would wait a lot longer to drink this, and you certainly won't be disappointed now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mclanew wrote: 89 points

    September 10, 2019 - Golden color, fully mature, even starting to decline. The nose is a modest honeysuckle, apples and autumn leaves. The palate has flavors of ripe apples, pear and toast. Drink up.

  • ajfret01 Likes this wine:

    April 5, 2019 - Honey and almond extract. A small amount of oxidation.
    Really great mouth feel with a nice long finish.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

    (Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello Central Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/25/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello) Light lemon yellow color; lovely, lemon curd, pear, poached pear nose; tasty, youthful, lemon cream, tart pear, mineral palate with good balance; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/17/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello) Bright light lemon yellow color; nice lemon cream, vanilla, baked pear, pineapple nose; tasty, creamy textured, youthful, lemon cream, baked pear, pineapple, baking spice, nutmeg palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello) Light lemon yellow color; nice lemon, lemon gelee, tart pineapple nose; tasty, elegant, creamy textured, medium-bodied, pineapple, lemon gelee palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Monte Bello
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
  • UPC Codes 744442401000, 744442471003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 190 (40%)
  • Consumed 281 (59%)

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