"The 2016 Chardonnay River Road Ranch is redolent of honeydew melon, fuzzy peaches and spiced apples with touches of almond pastry and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a lot of ripe, rich fruit, with just enough freshness and a nice, long, savory finish. 997 cases produced."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #236, April 2018), 90 pts
Upgrade your Chardonnay Chardonnay is easy to come by—it’s our most popular wine by a wide margin. But don’t say, “I’ll have a glass of Chardonnay,” unless you mean it—and make sure that glass earned gold. Life’s too short to dip into a sea of unremarkable Chard."
- Sunset Magazine (October 2016), "The wine to buy this year"
"Toasty wood and crisp lemon complement one another in this medium-bodied, richly layered and developed wine, complex in green apple and nutmeg. There's lovely structure behind this wine as well, making for a food-friendly pairing that should age well in bottle another couple of years."