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Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Chardonnay

9.156 ratings
9.020 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Sam Rethmeier

Rich, textured, butter and cream and mushrooms with coconut, pear and pineapple. Perfect minerality with perfect acidity. This is epic CA Chardonnay.

Rich, textured, butter and cream and mushrooms with coconut, pear and pineapple. Perfect minerality with perfect acidity. This is epic CA Chardonnay.

3 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2013
Julia Weinberg

Just stunning. @John Raytek is a chardonnay genius.

Just stunning. @John Raytek is a chardonnay genius.

2 people found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015
Matt Ryan

Hospitality Director Big Basin Vineyards

Beautiful nose of crushed rock, burg funk, citrus. Rich palate and texture. Really balanced. Can't wait to check in with this in a few years.

Beautiful nose of crushed rock, burg funk, citrus. Rich palate and texture. Really balanced. Can't wait to check in with this in a few years.

2 people found it helpfulDec 11th, 2013
Matt Lasater

Seems like it's really starting to unwind and broaden out. Nose and palate still retain a great degree of freshness. Nothing excessive about this wine. Dialed in with great clarity and purity. Love how the reductive notes have softened, integrating into the wine and becoming a core of mineral goodness.

Seems like it's really starting to unwind and broaden out. Nose and palate still retain a great degree of freshness. Nothing excessive about this wine. Dialed in with great clarity and purity. Love how the reductive notes have softened, integrating into the wine and becoming a core of mineral goodness.

Aug 27th, 2016
Jon Maxwell

Founder Veritas Wine Consulting

8.4

Slightly underwhelmed relative to previous experience. Good though. Maybe in an odd place? Or was the throttle perhaps pulled back a skosh too hard?

Slightly underwhelmed relative to previous experience. Good though. Maybe in an odd place? Or was the throttle perhaps pulled back a skosh too hard?

Jun 24th, 2015
Darin Kendrick

Corked

Corked

Sep 7th, 2014
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.8

Top 'o the heap/Effortless/Bravo!

Top 'o the heap/Effortless/Bravo!

Jan 8th, 2014
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

9.6

Yet again...Steve Anderson with a ringer. Cali Whit Burg. Some oak notes on nose to go with ripe lemon. Touch of herbs and pine. Racey mouth with lime. Wow...

Yet again...Steve Anderson with a ringer. Cali Whit Burg. Some oak notes on nose to go with ripe lemon. Touch of herbs and pine. Racey mouth with lime. Wow...

Dec 28th, 2013
Jeff Ames

Owner/Winemaker Rudius Wines

6.4

Corked bummer

Corked bummer

Nov 24th, 2013
Jim Kuhner

Sales/Marketing, Dunstan

9.8

4 days open and drinking like a dream. Chardonnay loves oxygen!

4 days open and drinking like a dream. Chardonnay loves oxygen!

Feb 22nd, 2013