Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2016

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  136382

Many would suggest the 2016 Napa Valley harvest was stellar, especially for grapes picked before the heavy October rains, like chardonnay. The chardonnay is fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak, the former retaining freshness and the latter giving rich, creamy textures and complexity to the mid palate, creating an elegant, balanced Chardonnay. Look for those warm apple pie highlights with spice, caramel and toasted oak. It's never too heavy, as evidenced by the pear, mineral, citrus, resin flavours. Try this with a lemon stuffed roasted chicken. Score - 89. (Anthony Gismondi,, Jan. 10, 2019)