Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 93/100 ! The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Rich, deep and pliant, the 2016 is endowed with serious structure and textural resonance. Lemon confit, white flowers, chamomile, lightly honeyed notes and a touch of reduction all ring out in this super-expressive, inviting Chardonnay from Ridge. The 2016 was fermented in barrel and spent 16 months in oak. All of the lots are from Monte Bello, but that are fruitier and therefore considered better suited for this wine than the flagship Chardonnay.
JebbDunnuck.com: 95/100 ! A total head turner is the 2016 Chardonnay Estate, which is reminiscent of a Grand Cru White Burgundy. Loaded with notions of ripe orchard fruits, toast, flinty minerality and white flowers, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a deep, vibrant, powerful texture and bracing acidity. This is a beautiful, backward beauty that needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years and enjoyed over the following 10-15 years.