Martin Ray Santa Cruz Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains, California

$30.00 $24.99
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Item No. 133396
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • boutique wine
  • W&S93
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Perfectly balanced aromas of baked apple, creamy vanilla yogurt, citrus, tropical toasted coconut and floral notes delight the nose and continue as flavors in the juicy, round mouth.

Critical Acclaim

"Winemaker Bill Batchelor drew on two vineyards for this wine: Beauregard’s Bald Mountain on the leading coastal edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the organically farmed Cooper-Garrod on the inland slope of the range. It’s a classy wine, more about scents of mushrooms, flowers and white sage than anything directly fruity. It feels balanced between sea froth and sun, extending with juiciness and salinity in equal proportions, rich enough for oysters Rockefeller. (357 cases produced)"
93 Points

Learn About Martin Ray Map ItMap It

Courtney Benham acquired the historic Martini & Prati winery in July 2003, which is now Martin Ray Winery and the home of their new Tasting Room. The Tasting Room structure, dating back to the 1900's, used to serve as a stable and bunkhouse where Italian immigrants stayed during harvest and crush. The winery also houses a 1 million gallon production facility that is used not only...

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Learn About Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Mountain appellation encompasses the land between Half Moon Bay in the north and Mount Madonna (just near Monterey) in the south. Producing wine since the early 1800's, some of these wineries have been around for quite some time, mingling their vineyard lands with the sprawling redwood forests. Notable Facts Even though the climate can be challenging, and only 1500...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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