Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from California

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Item No. 55569
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Winemaker's Notes

"Total richness, like the broth reduced from lobster shells. This wine is fat and round, warm with the power of its alcohol, yet finishing with a lilt. Flavors of butter brickle and crushed oyster shells fill the firm texture, fleshing out the structure of the wine with air. Built for age, not for current drinking, cellar this to let the complex flavors evolve."
-Wines & Spirits

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Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He planted vineyards and constructed a winery of redwood and native limestone in time to produce the first vintage of Monte Bello in 1892. The historic building now serves as the Ridge...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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