2019 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
2019 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay
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  • BC 95
  • JS 93
  • WA 91
  • WE 91

Reg: $39.94

$32.94

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Reg: $39.94

$32.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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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...   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 pineapple and even lemon-lime aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, it's crisp and zesty, with a long, citrusy finish.- JC  
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...   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, melon, peach and floral notes are bright and approachable. Fruity with zingy acidity on the palate, this refreshing wine maintains nuance and varietal character. Drink now–2024. - Christina Pickard  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork