Review: 2017 Wente Chardonnay Riva Ranch Vineyard
Wente’s 2017 Riva Ranch chardonnay offers a surplus of flavors — almond butter, mango, lemon peel, and chamomile — all melding into a surprisingly apt summery concoction. The palate is big and buttery, while notes of cardamom and vanilla inform the finish. It’s a crowd pleaser, but it drinks with more authority than you’d think for an Arroyo Seco (in Monterey) bottling.
A- / $14 / wentevineyards.com