Tasting Notes: With lovely aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and banana, this wine displays flavors of pears, lemons, baked apples, stone fruit and creamy notes of butter, amaretto, creme brulee and toasty vanilla from barrel aging. This opulent Chardonnay has a deep, full mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a long, smooth lingering finish.
2018 Riva Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay opens with bold oak aromatics, complemented by rich tropical fruit such as pineapple to white nectarine and sweet baking spices on the palate, finishing with a round mouthfeel.
APPELLATION: Arroyo Seco, Monterey
WINEMAKER: Karl D. Wente