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Winery: Ramey

Region: California - Sonoma County - Russian River

Alcohol: 14.5%

Grapes: Chardonnay (California Chardonnay)

Food Pairing: Pork, Rich fish (salmon, tuna, etc.), Vegetarian, Poultry

Reviews: 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck, 91 Points Vinous, 91 Points Wine Spectator

Winemaker Notes & Critical Acclaim:

Coming from special vineyard sites, our Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy. Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines. - Winemaker Note

The 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a richer, medium-bodied Chardonnay that stays firmly in the style of the estate. Classy notes of caramelized citrus, honeysuckle, and brioche all emerge from this beautiful Russian River Chardonnay that has both freshness and richness. It’s already drinking nicely yet will certainly keep for 7-8 years. - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is another gracious, open-knit appellation-level Chardonnay from David Ramey. Pliant and inviting, it will drink well upon release. There is a brightness to the 2016 that is quite appealing. - Vinous

Focused and fresh, with dried, savory herbal notes accenting the fresh-cut apple, citrus and white berry flavors. Finishes with wet stone and spice details and sage cream accents. Drink now through 2023. - Wine Spectator

About The Producer:

David Ramey started his career in wine with little more than a degree in enology and a dream. Then, after nearly two decades of creating benchmark wines for such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd, David Ramey and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. "Owning one's own winery is the dream of every winemaker," David says, looking back on the path that led him to build his own. It took time, planning, and a profound understanding of how best to bring together all the elements-from the grapes, to the winery materials, and a top-notch team of professionals-to make it all work. Ramey Wine Cellars is located off the town square in the quaint Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It is a sleek, efficient, no-frills work space dedicated exclusively to making the highest quality wines possible. "In our own winery, we're not distracted, as I had been, by the ongoing and changing needs of an employer," David notes. "At Ramey Wine Cellars, we try to foster a team environment where everybody feels empowered to contribute and make a difference in both winery operations and the wine itself. My hope is to create an atmosphere of great opportunity for all."Owned exclusively by David and his wife Carla, grapes are sourced from vineyards with which David has worked for many years. Their next project will be to purchase land and develop their own vineyards. The winery produces authentic, hand-crafted wines made in an Old World tradition--coupled with New World innovation and California terroir. Consistently rated among the best wines in California, the winery remains committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as its primary varietals. Winery tours and tastings are available by appointment.

Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2016

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