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Wente Vineyards 2012 Riva Ranch Chardonnay

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Wente Vineyard 2012 Riva Ranch Chardonnay comes from the first winery to produce Chardonnay in California

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Wente Vineyards 2012 Riva Ranch Chardonnay
Arroyo Seco, California

In 1936, Wente Vineyards produced the first California wine labeled Chardonnay. The 2012 Riva Ranch vintage is medium-bodied with light floral aromas, and flavors of honey and citrus fruit are balanced by vanilla and oak from the oak barrel aging. It leaves the palate with a round mouthfeel and a medium fruity finish.

Rating: 13.5/20
Price: $22

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