Varner

Spring Ridge Vineyard Bee Block Chardonnay

9.017 ratings
9.26 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
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
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
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
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.3

Not out yet but a remarkably good CA chard--manages to have taut acidity & richness all at once.

Not out yet but a remarkably good CA chard--manages to have taut acidity & richness all at once.

Dec 29th, 2014
Mark Rosse

A bit more interesting than the Home block but on the way past peak

A bit more interesting than the Home block but on the way past peak

Jan 30th, 2020
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

So, so pure and delicious.

So, so pure and delicious.

Jun 19th, 2015
Eric Manago

Creamy and buttery, but not overpowering. Silky texture. Deep golden color for a young Chard. Opened up nicely after a day.

Creamy and buttery, but not overpowering. Silky texture. Deep golden color for a young Chard. Opened up nicely after a day.

Jun 16th, 2017
John Berghoff

John had this 5 years ago

John had this 5 years ago

Oct 9th, 2015
James Im

James had this 3 years ago

James had this 3 years ago

Mar 27th, 2018