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Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2016

Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2016

Monterey, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2015-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Wente Vineyards

Agent: Churchill Cellars Ltd.

More Vintages: 2017  2015  2011  2008  2015 

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Reviews and Ratings

Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This single vineyard Chardonnay is made from grapes of which 90% are fermented in French oak barrels, 40% of which are new, thus lending a stronger oak undertone to the wine. Overall, this tasty wine is quite buttery, yet still fruity. Aromas of tropical fruit and peach are followed by flavours of pear, apple, and vanilla. It would be great paired with Chicken Kiev or Crab Cakes. Tasted at the California Wine Fair, April 19, 2018.
John Masur WSET 3, Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The oak is quite subtle and allows the nectarine flavors to show through. Notable acidity and medium to long finish, this wine would do well with a fettuccine alfredo or aged cheddar cheese. The moderate pricing makes this wine a great value and worthy of sharing with your dinner guests.

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