2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay (750ml)

2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay (750ml)

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95 points Vinous
It may sound hard to believe, but the 2008 Chardonnay Monte Bello is still remarkably young. With time in bottle the wine has begun to acquire weight and more tropical notes that have taken on greater expression in bottle. Ripe pear, pineapple, honey and chamomile give the 2008 much of its exotic, weighty personality. This broad, structured Chardonnay has enough depth and freshness to drink well for another decade. Winemaker Eric Baugher opened the 2008 next to the 2013 because he views the vintages as similar. Two thousand eight was the middle year in the previous drought cycle. AG (7/2016)