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Spring Ridge Vineyard Bee Block Chardonnay

9.1109 ratings
9.232 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.3

Drinking well and in a great spot right now. Rich and beautiful...

Drinking well and in a great spot right now. Rich and beautiful...

Aug 30th, 2017
Mark Maruszak

Bright crisp green apple and oak influence. Round palate, crisp and acidic. Oak is noticeable. Unimpressed.

Bright crisp green apple and oak influence. Round palate, crisp and acidic. Oak is noticeable. Unimpressed.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Simply stellar, great balance, the weight the fruit, it is all line. Impressed.

Simply stellar, great balance, the weight the fruit, it is all line. Impressed.

Apr 19th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Deep yellow. Definite oak influence on the nose with woody notes, light butter and a creme brulee. Slight undertones of citrus and apples. Moderate acidity (6.5/10) and full bodied. Baked apples, some smoked wood, definitely complex and layered. Notes of citrus liven up the palate. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022. (91+)

Deep yellow. Definite oak influence on the nose with woody notes, light butter and a creme brulee. Slight undertones of citrus and apples. Moderate acidity (6.5/10) and full bodied. Baked apples, some smoked wood, definitely complex and layered. Notes of citrus liven up the palate. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022. (91+)

Jan 11th, 2017
Marshal White

Exotic aromatics and very textural. There's a piquancy to the way the wine feels on your tongue. The nose is almost floral. A bit softer in acid than some of the others

Exotic aromatics and very textural. There's a piquancy to the way the wine feels on your tongue. The nose is almost floral. A bit softer in acid than some of the others

Jan 28th, 2016
Michael Descamps

Creamy mouthfeel with a tropical and floral spectrum to the dominant flavors. Juicy-Fruit Gum in a Chardonnay ;)

Creamy mouthfeel with a tropical and floral spectrum to the dominant flavors. Juicy-Fruit Gum in a Chardonnay ;)

Oct 13th, 2015
Brian Schmaltz

Such a solid Chard for the number of cases made in Santa Cruz. Can't wait to visit and see how it's done :) very young, smell of oak / butter, fresh and sublime with 20/30 seconds of vibrant citrus and floral notes. Slight stone / graphite mineralogy. Easy drinking, need more

Such a solid Chard for the number of cases made in Santa Cruz. Can't wait to visit and see how it's done :) very young, smell of oak / butter, fresh and sublime with 20/30 seconds of vibrant citrus and floral notes. Slight stone / graphite mineralogy. Easy drinking, need more

Sep 28th, 2015
M. Ventre

Catching up on previous wines.. All these Varners are excellent quality #siliconvalleywineauction #flashbackfriday

Catching up on previous wines.. All these Varners are excellent quality #siliconvalleywineauction #flashbackfriday

Aug 22nd, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.4

Ooh la la! Fantastic crisp apple-pear fruit laced with a streak of minerality and beautiful richness and length. Lovely now and sould last another 5+ years.

Ooh la la! Fantastic crisp apple-pear fruit laced with a streak of minerality and beautiful richness and length. Lovely now and sould last another 5+ years.

Aug 12th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Good structure but hints of oxidization kept this bottle from shining.

Good structure but hints of oxidization kept this bottle from shining.

Jul 25th, 2015