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Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2018

$34.39
750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • WS 91
  • WE 95
  • WA 93
  • WIL 92
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    Coming from special vineyard sites, the 2018 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.

    6 reviews for Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2018

    1. WS

      Fresh-cut apple and green pear flavors show savory richness. Minerally midpalate, with notes of lemongrass on the crunchy finish. Drink now through 2024.

    2. WE

      An incredible showcase for the appellation, this combines grapes from the producer’s estate Westside Farms with Dutton, Woolsey Road and Rochioli Allen, among others. Together it is broadly floral, earthy and richly integrated, with depth and complexity, the acidity vibrantly fresh.

    3. WA

      The 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley has aromas of citrus peel, quince and almonds with a unique, super-spicy undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate offers intense, ripe fruits in a seamless, silky package, and it finishes long and lush.

    4. JD

      Readers who like classic, impeccably made, authentic California Chardonnay should jump on the 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley as it doesn’t shy away from its California fruit yet is balanced, fresh, and lengthy. Stone fruits, honeyed toast, baking spice, and hints of tropical flowers emerge from the glass, and this medium-bodied, textured 2018 will drink well for at least 7-8 years.

    5. WAS

      David Ramey blends this wine from a selection of five sites planted from 1978 to 2006—the biggest contribution from Westside Farms. He ferments the wine spontaneously in François Frères and Taransaud barrels (15 percent new) and the integration of that oak is impressive, allowing the wine’s coastal freshness to provide the dominant impression. Scents of honeysuckle and ginger brighten the wine, while the leesiness adds complexity, with an iodine note and a lasting, intriguing tension.

    6. WIL

      The 2018 Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay offers an excellent ride on the palate and into its finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings the full force of Chardonnay charms. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of savory spices, ripe fruit, and a touch of oak with grilled chicken thighs in a wild mushroom sauce.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 91
    Wine Spectator
    Fresh-cut apple and green pear flavors show savory richness. Minerally midpalate, with notes of lemongrass on the crunchy finish. Drink now through 2024.
    WE 95
    Wine Enthusiast
    An incredible showcase for the appellation, this combines grapes from the producer’s estate Westside Farms with Dutton, Woolsey Road and Rochioli Allen, among others. Together it is broadly floral, earthy and richly integrated, with depth and complexity, the acidity vibrantly fresh.
    WA 93
    Wine Advocate
    The 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley has aromas of citrus peel, quince and almonds with a unique, super-spicy undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate offers intense, ripe fruits in a seamless, silky package, and it finishes long and lush.
    WIL 92
    Wilfred Wong
    The 2018 Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay offers an excellent ride on the palate and into its finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings the full force of Chardonnay charms. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of savory spices, ripe fruit, and a touch of oak with grilled chicken thighs in a wild mushroom sauce.

    What does Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2018 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, strawberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, green apple, pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, blueberry

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    brioche, toast, almond

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, lemon zest

    cheese, cream, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato, grass, rhubarb

    raisin, fig, dried apricot

    tropical, pineapple, mango

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    potpourri, perfume, jasmine

    Food Pairing with Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2018

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