2014 Ramey 'Platt Vineyard' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

$64.95
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Quince, orange blossoms, lemon custard and wet rocks are backed by a lightning bolt of acidity that showcases the beauty of this cool climate vineyard. “Expressive pink grapefruit, warm peaches and brioche notes with hints of praline and ginger. Medium-bodied with great richness and depth in the mouth, it has a lovely creamy texture offset by a wicked backbone of freshness, finishing long with mineral and savory/yeasty layers.” – The Wine Advocate Another fantastic wine for the cellar!

David Ramey is one of the true aces of winemaking in California. While he had an established track record at Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill and Dominus, we first got to know him well during his stint at Oakville’s Rudd Estate, where he helped take the project into the stratosphere with his work in the vineyard and cellar. In 1996, he and his wife Carla launched Ramey Wine Cellars, which has since become phenomenally successful on the strength of David’s rare winemaking skill. Ramey is a classicist and a Burgundian at heart; his wines are pure, frank, and unmanipulated. The Chardonnays go straight from the press to the barrel, and undergo malolactic fermentation and lees-stirring in barrel. The quality here is first-rate, and will appeal to lovers of great French wines.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
David Ramey
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 30% new
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard:
Platt
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WRAM14CH3PLATT
WA95

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard has expressive pink grapefruit, warm peaches and brioche notes with hints of praline and ginger. Medium-bodied with great richness and depth in the mouth, it has a lovely creamy texture offset by a wicked backbone of freshness, finishing long with mineral and savory/yeasty layers.