White

2008 Ridge Chardonnay Estate

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • JS1056 wrote: 89 points

    June 7, 2019 - The oak was more integrated than the last bottle a few years ago. Clean and crisp, this was a solid wine. Nothing spectacular but solid. Not a bad value for the price.

  • JS1056 wrote: 87 points

    February 14, 2016 - Green apple on the nose.
    Probably a little too cold at first sip as the oak was like a 2x4. As it warmed a little bit the fruit came out a bit but was still restrained by the oak.
    Baked apple with just a touch of spice (cinnamon?), citrus in the background. Decent finish. A crisp, fresh wine with some minerality.
    Not bad, but just the oak never seemed to intergrate with the wine. Instead of adding nuisanced flavors it was "wood".
    Not the wine I remembered tasting at the winery.

  • John McCabe wrote: 91 points

    December 27, 2015 - Pretty rich and buttery but with a bite and some spice. Slightly sharp.

  • AllRed wrote: 89 points

    November 13, 2015 - Notes of apple, banana and coconut. Rich and heavy with orchard fruit, toasty oak and a nice finish. Feels a little clumsy. Guessed Napa Chardonnay.

    I usually enjoy the Ridge Chards quite a bit, but the oak seemed a bit heavy-handed in this particular vintage. Part of me wonders if it will age as nicely as the 2005 had; I suppose time will tell.

  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    August 10, 2014 - Round and buttery entry, with notes of lemon curd, vanilla, cream and oak spice. While the oak is evident, it is in the background and the acids pick up nicely on the finish. Finishes clean, citric and crisp. Lots of persistence here.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Recently Tasted California Wines The Search for Traditionalists Turns Up A Crowd

    (Chardonnay “Estate”- Ridge Vineyards) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Ridge
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • In Cellars 144 (37%)
  • Consumed 247 (63%)

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