Saturday, June 2, 2007

Rating: *** 2005 Rideau Vineyard IC Chardonnay, Bien Nacido, Santa Ynez, CA

Review: This Bien Nacido Vineyard chardonnay shows as a very light pale in the glass. The nose is clean and clear, suggesting orange, lemon and slate minerals. On the palate, just a touch of oak and cream is added, which resolves fairly rapidly into a perfectly clean finish. I would return to this one at another time, but not linger exclusively, thus three stars.

This wine was sampled as part of our brief expedition cruising Santa Ynez Valley.

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