Ridge 1999 Monte Bello Chardonnay
Robert Parker: 87
The 1999 Chardonnay Monte Bello (14.5% alcohol) exhibits a tight, Burgundian-like nose of citrus, roasted nuts, smoke, and orange skins. This is a medium-bodied, pure, impressive expression of Chardonnay. It should open with cellaring (possibly meriting a higher score), and last for 5-8 years.