CHARDONNAY CENTRAL COAST BY RYDER ESTATE 2019
Out of the innumerable Chardonnays we’ve tasted, there are none in the price range that compete with this knock-out value from Ryder Estate’s 2019 Chardonnay Central Coast.
When it comes to Chardonnay, we typically drink Burgundy. Sometimes the California Chardonnay are over the top when it comes to extraction and oak. Not this bottle. Ryder Central Coast Chardonnay has always been able to find the perfect balance between fruit and oak.
Having been mightily impressed by their other vintages, we weren’t the least bit surprised when this Chardonnay stunned our team again. For nearly a decade running now, it’s been my favourite $23-and-under California Chardonnay experience.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
“94 points / Platinum Award”
Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, 2021
CHARDONNAY CENTRAL COAST BY RYDER ESTATE 2019: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / smooth, silky, floral, fruity / oaked
SWEETNESS / Dry
CELLARING / Drink now
BEST PAIRINGS / Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat
TASTING NOTE / “Ryder Estate is one of the Scheid family labels, and it’s a consistent value leader. This is fruit forward, with just a touch of oak influence, and a touch of residual sugar that brightens the lemon and apple flavours without compromising the finish. It’s a fine all-purpose Chardonnay at a fair price.”
Elaine R. – Verified Buyer – 05/28/21
“Has become our go-to wine. Buttery round flavour, and can be paired with seafood, chicken, Indian or middle eastern dishes, and eminently drinkable on its own.”
Liz P. – Verified Buyer – 06/18/20
“Butter! I’m not a huge white wine drinker, I’m more of a hearty red. This case stumbled into my order and I’m so glad it did! It’s got a lot of character and a richness that makes me think of a good, cultured butter. It was just about perfection on the patio and paired well with the grilled check we were having.”
Gordon B. – Verified Buyer – 06/13/20
Great value wine. Smooth, easy drinking on its own and pairs well with food. Our go-to selection.
James B. WineOnline Verified Buyer – 02/03/19
Very nice chardonnay. We’ve enjoyed a few cases of this wine. Great value.
Robert C. WineOnline Verified Buyer – 01/16/19
Great Wine. You can’t beat this wine on price. It is easy drinking and pairs well with many dinner options.
The Scheid Family has been farming wine grapes in Monterey County since 1972. They service an array of winery clients up and down the coast of California with 13 distinct vineyard properties from Soledad down to Hames Valley. One principle has remained constant throughout their company’s 30 years in business … their commitment to delivering what their clients want. This commitment brings their vineyard team and winery client together to realize the common goal of producing outstanding wines.
Scheid Vineyards Inc. is a leading independent vineyard, controlling 5,600 acres of vineyards along California’s central coast. The company, the first vineyard not owned by a winery to be publicly traded in the United States, produces 17 varieties of premium wine grapes, supplying more than 30 wineries. Their most important grape varieties are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah. The company produces a small amount of wine under its own label, approximately 5,000 cases a year, to showcase the quality of its wines. Scheid Vineyards contracts with wineries, usually under long-term agreements, to grow wine grapes according to the wineries’ specifications. The company is managed and majority-owned by the Scheid family.
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