2018 Ramey 'Ritchie Vineyard' Chardonnay Russian River Valley 1.5L

$149.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Ritchie Vineyard is the gold standard in Russian River for a reason, producing wine that is focused and precise. The Wine Enthusiast loved its “this wine is complicated and wild, combining rich, elegant flavors of salty sea breeze with ginger and lemon puree. Seamless and supple, it has a backbone of structure and lively acidity that pair effortlessly with the apple and pear.” Put this away for 5-8 years and be totally entranced!

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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:
Dave Ramey
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard:
Ritchie Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Score Wine Enthusiast:
98
SKU #:
1046780
Size:
1.5 Liter Bottle
WE98

Wine Enthusiast

From older plantings on a wide-spaced site - one the producer has worked with for some time - this wine is complicated and wild, combining rich, elegant flavors of salty sea breeze with ginger and lemon puree. Seamless and supple, it has a backbone of structure and lively acidity that pair effortlessly with the apple and pear.