2019 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
2019 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay
  • BC 95
  • JS 93
  • WA 91
  • WE 91
  • VN 90

Reg: $39.94

$32.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
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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  
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...   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 salty texture. Winemaker Michael Brajkovich suggested that this tension is, in part, due to differences in ripeness within bunches as well as the site's limestone soils. -- Rebecca Gibb MW  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork