Tasting Notes                         

92   2002  Ridge  Santa Cruz Mtns  Chardonnay   12/10/10 ($30)

     14.9% alc   
Color: Deep gold. (3.5) Bouquet: Elegant mineral and poached pear. (3.0) Body: Coats mouth with excellent fruit, acidity and minerality. Solid middleweight plus. (3.0) Flavor: Excellent concentration to the poached pear, minerals and buttered toast. Rich, yet elegant. (3.5) Finish: Parallels flavor with mature fruit and minerality going on and on. Does show a touch of alcohol here. (3.0)
Overall: An outstanding, mature St Cruz Mtns Chard with concentration combined with elegance. Shows rich poached pear and buttered toast propelled by mineral-infused acidity. This was excellent, but slightly restrained, upon release and has matured and opened nicely. Drink now and in the next couple of years. (16.0)


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