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Ravines Wine Cellars

Chardonnay 2016

Ravines Chardonnay is made with a process dating back to the Roman times: appasimento. Chardonnay grapes are partially dried in the sun, yielding a wine with lush aromas of pear, fig, citrus and hazelnut. As a cool climate Chardonnay this wine expresses fresh fruit flavors, a distinct mineral tinge, hints of vanilla and lightly toasted French Oak.

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$19.95
 
SKU: 04193-16
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Finger Lakes AVA
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
“The 2016 Chardonnay was aged for ten months in 20% new French oak. It comes in at 13.2% alcohol. Not so typically, the winery used Passito dehydration techniques on 15% of the grapes for six weeks. This is solid. The wood does show a little, but it hardly is drenched in wood. There's not a hint of vanilla, in particular. Meanwhile, it's dense and relatively powerful, with a fine and lingering finish. This was from a very warm vintage, but it seems very fresh. Young, concentrated and vibrant, this should age beautifully—Morton Hallgren says that he still is drinking his Chardonnays back to 2002. Let's start here and see where this goes in time. For the price, it's another remarkable value and a no-brainer purchase.” 91 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate; Mark Sqiures, 6/28/19