2019 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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BC 95 JS 93 WA 91 WE 91 WS 91 VN 90
BC 95

MW Bob Campbell, July 2020

Lovely wine! An appealing core of sweet fruit with white peach, nectarine and a lovely saline-mineral lift supported by gentle acidity. A totally seductive, fruit-forward wine with an ethereal texture.
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, November 2020

A very bold delivery of ripe-peach aromas with some gently buttery undertones. The palate has a smooth, creamy textural build to a fresh, crisp and dry peach finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021

From a recently acquired, limestone-based vineyard in Central Hawke's Bay, the 2019 Rays Road Chardonnay is a new addition to the lineup. A bit more floral and citrusy than the Kumeu-region bottlings, this shows plenty of...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, September 2021

From Kumeu's new vineyard site, a limestone hillside in Hawkes Bay, this Chard uses native yeast and whole-bunch fermentation, with time in old barrels. It's nice to see more fruit and less oak in a KR Chard. Lemon...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, April 2021

Lemon curd, green apple and pomelo flavors are juicy and vibrant, with terrific focus, intensity and a mouthwatering finish. Details of ruby grapefruit, lemon verbena and lime zest linger on the sleek finish. Drink now...
VN 90

Vinous, November 2020

This is just the second vintage of Rays Road, and it is a delightfully restrained yet energetic Chardonnay. Despite the warm, dry year, it has maintained a taut, citrusy structure, lovely fine acid length and an almost...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork