Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnay 2006, California, USA

Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnay 2006

Appearance: Golden meyer lemon core with a pale yellowish rim.

Nose: Pronounced oak, vanilla and ripe melon aromas with a hint of citrus fruits.

Palate/ Flavour: Pleasant, ripe stoned fruits (think white nectarines and peaches) and subtle oak, nutty flavours which end with a long finish. Great mouthfeel/ body with high acidity and high alcohol.

Comments: Had this with pickled herring and curried herring which I got from Lighthouse Cafe at Sausalito. Not a cheap chardonnay by any means but probably one of the best californian chards I’ve tasted thus far.