Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Arista Winery! 97 Points

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2020 Arista Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard...$99.99
The 2020 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard comes from vines planted in the 1970s. It was matured for 12 months in 35% new French oak and finished with six months in stainless steel. This shows the impressive concentration and generosity that could have defined the style of the 2020 vintage before the wildfires hit. Youthful tones of crème brûlée and toast give way to citrus blossoms, lemongrass and apricot on the nose. The medium-bodied palate pairs generous, honeyed fruit and a luxurious, mouth-coating texture with laser-like acidity that compels you to take another sip, and although the Arista wines generally age well, there's no reason to wait for this—drink it over the next 3-5+ years. 650 cases produced.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Taking on wonderful intensity in its aromatics of flinty gravel stones, lime leaf, white pepper, and fresh pineapple, the 2020 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is full-bodied and reveals a core of ripe fruit without feeling blousy, with ripe Bartlett pear, a chalky texture, and a touch of almond and fresh herbs. Allow another year and drink 2024-2034.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2019 Arista Pinot Noir U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard...$99.99
Medium ruby, the 2019 Pinot Noir UV Lucky Well Vineyard offers a lovely aromatic blend of fruit and earth, with layers of blueberries, orange peel, mushrooms, violet, moss and tobacco. The medium-bodied palate is structured with powdery tannins and energetic acidity that highlight its citrus and earthy nuances on the persistent finish.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

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