What We’re Drinking – Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2015

This is a delightfully complex and delicious wine. The nose shows apples, pears, and honeysuckle. It’s tighter on the palate and could clearly continue to get more round and open over 2-3 years. On the palate it leads with green apples, firm pear, with lemon zest on the mid-palate. The finish lingers for a long time. Drink with stuffed flounder. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH

WHO: Ridge Vineyards
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHEN: 2015
WHERE: Santa Cruz Mountains
HOW MUCH: $53 (media sample)