Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Chardonnay

8.97 ratings
8.21 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Robert Torretti

A nice bottle for brunch. 14.5% ABV! Crikey that is a lot for a white. Nice stone fruit and mineral on the nose and palate. Not too much oak, reflective of the use of majority old (3-6 years) barrels. Enjoyed with several brunch small plates: six oysters, avocado toast, beet salad, shrimp & grits, and a duck confit hash. Solid on all of them, even the duck. Much of the food was “farm-to-table, so there was some tie in but.... Like most California, just not crushing it with food.

A nice bottle for brunch. 14.5% ABV! Crikey that is a lot for a white. Nice stone fruit and mineral on the nose and palate. Not too much oak, reflective of the use of majority old (3-6 years) barrels. Enjoyed with several brunch small plates: six oysters, avocado toast, beet salad, shrimp & grits, and a duck confit hash. Solid on all of them, even the duck. Much of the food was “farm-to-table, so there was some tie in but.... Like most California, just not crushing it with food.

Sep 8th, 2019
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