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2014 Wente Chardonnay "Riva Ranch"

Winery: Wente

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Riva Ranch"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 98% Chardonnay & 2% Gewurztraminer

Region: Arroyo Seco

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 14, 2016

Wine Review: It always surprises me that so few people know about Wente wines. Considering Wente is the grandfather of California Chardonnay and having created the Wente Clone that is used by the majority of the wineries out there. The 2014 Riva Ranch Chardonnay is a product of the vintage. Lush, with pronounced tropical fruits, a good dollop of oak, and a long, voluptuous finish. This Chard would pair nicely with a honey glazed salmon with a side of mache and endive salad with clementines and walnuts. Enjoy - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: Displaying a rich and perfect balance of tropical fruit, acidity and creamy notes of butter, creme brulee, vanilla, and toasty oak from barrel aging, this Chardonnay has a rich, full mouth-feel and a balanced, long finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Wente 2014 Riva Ranch Chardonnay.

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