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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2009
Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 106996)
green wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This characteristic Chardonnay starts off with aromas of freshly picked apricots and sweet honey. The fruit theme continues with scents of crisp green apples and just peeled lemon zest followed by hints of vanilla and crème brûlée. Full bodied, with beautiful balance, this Napa Valley Chardonnay with flavors of ripe peach, pear, vanilla and crisp Meyer lemon are perfectly balanced leaving your palate with a clean, crisp finish.
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About Rutherford Ranch:

Rutherford Ranch favors substance over pretense. We don't waste our resources on fancy wine centers or fanciful stories. We don't need to. When it comes to making a good impression, we believe that the only thing that matters is the genuine quality and value of our Napa Valley wines. The entire family of Rutherford Ranch wines proudly bears the Napa Valley appellation. Across our full spectrum of wines, you may expect wine flavor profiles that are fresh and contemporary, yet rich and naturally fruit forward.

The winery and estate vineyards are certified 100% Organic and meet the strictest State and Federal guidelines for environmentally progressive winegrowing.