Wente Vineyards

Riva Ranch Vineyards Chardonnay

8.830 ratings
-no pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, 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
Sherwin Taghdiri

Bright and crisp fragrance of stone fruit with stronger notes of apricot.
Drinks really nicely with a fresh and crisp taste, that is a bit “steely”, with subtle buttery notes. Flavor wise, it’s very fruit forward tasting of apricot, vanilla, straw and something floral.
Was on sale at Costco for $12. Great deal for summer drinking.

Bright and crisp fragrance of stone fruit with stronger notes of apricot.
Drinks really nicely with a fresh and crisp taste, that is a bit “steely”, with subtle buttery notes. Flavor wise, it’s very fruit forward tasting of apricot, vanilla, straw and something floral.
Was on sale at Costco for $12. Great deal for summer drinking.

2 people found it helpfulMar 7th, 2020
Jason Arican

N was a big fan

N was a big fan

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2020
Kevin Berkowitz

Nice balanced Chardonnay hints of apple & cream & subtle oak. Great value too.

Nice balanced Chardonnay hints of apple & cream & subtle oak. Great value too.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2020
Colin Cahoon

Gunpowder, steel, melon, and hints of citrus on the nose. The palate featured oak, peach, and lemon. Medium alcohol and high acid.

Gunpowder, steel, melon, and hints of citrus on the nose. The palate featured oak, peach, and lemon. Medium alcohol and high acid.

Oct 4th, 2021
Abbey Mitchell

It’s OK. A bit too buttery for my liking. Almost reminded me of buttered green beans with a fruit after taste.

It’s OK. A bit too buttery for my liking. Almost reminded me of buttered green beans with a fruit after taste.

Sep 10th, 2020
Thomas Johannessen

Full body white with great creamy nutty flavors, solid citrus, fruity

Full body white with great creamy nutty flavors, solid citrus, fruity

Aug 16th, 2020
Sergio Foti

Smooth and oaky. Great value at under $15.

Smooth and oaky. Great value at under $15.

Jun 16th, 2020
Charles Rosenfeld

This 2018 vintage opened June 2020. Aroma floral with bit of fruit, butter and hint of oak. Smooth to the palate and bit buttery with some vanilla. Excellent with grilled salmon and spinach. Can linger after dinner since very smooth. Still not the Chardonnay I seek but good!

This 2018 vintage opened June 2020. Aroma floral with bit of fruit, butter and hint of oak. Smooth to the palate and bit buttery with some vanilla. Excellent with grilled salmon and spinach. Can linger after dinner since very smooth. Still not the Chardonnay I seek but good!

Jun 11th, 2020
Vanessa Diaz Winborn

Would definitely buy again. Good flavor and affordable

Would definitely buy again. Good flavor and affordable

Feb 8th, 2020
Chris Orlowski

Chris had this 7 months ago

Chris had this 7 months ago

Nov 25th, 2021