2020 Housley’s Century Oak Winery River Ranch Chardonnay is an unoaked white wine grown and produced in California’s Lodi wine region. Although best known for high quality Old Vine Zinfandel, there are several producers of fine classic California and Rhône style white wines in the area.

Producer: Housley’s Century Oak Winery and its estate vineyards are located in Acampo (see map below), a few minutes north of downtown Lodi. Additional vineyards are farmed in the Oak Knoll District in Napa Valley. The Housley family has been involved in California agriculture for several generations and founded their Century Oak Winery in 2000.
Description:
100% Chardonnay grown in sandy and sandy loam soils.
Vineyards: River Ranch in Jahant AVA north of Lodi (see map).
Production: Stainless steel fermented and aged.
Reviews: Our score: 91. Drink now.
Price:
Retail ≅ $22. Bottle tasted was purchased at the Housley Napa Valley tasting room in downtown Napa. May also be available at their Lodi (Acampo) tasting room.

Tasting Notes

This wine is for those who enjoy: Crisp Chardonnay great for sipping.
Appearance: Light gold.
Aroma: Florals and melon.
Taste: Green apple, butterscotch, light citrus notes.
Finish: Balanced and smooth with light acid of the style common in white wines from the Lodi area.
ABV: 13.9%
Pairing: Salads and fresh seafood. Sip well chilled on a warm summer day.

Lodi California area vineyard appellations

Disclosure: Author of this review has no business or personal relationships with producers, importers, distributors, or retailers of this wine and received no compensation of any kind.