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Ramey Chardonnay Russian River 2011
"These are classic wines that show the characteristics of their region. These are cool sites with low vigor soil, which may be planted to a larger-clustered clone. They receive less new oak and less time in barrel than the single-vineyard wines, but otherwise are made identically to them." -Winery
External Reviews for Ramey Chardonnay Russian River
Shows good intensity in a medium-bodied style, with citrus, green apple, white peach and nectarine notes. Subtle and delicate. Drink now.
Vivid gold. More exotic than the Sonoma Coast bottling, displaying scents of passion fruit, poached pear, honey and almond paste. Then surprisingly taut and focused on the palate, displaying fresh tangerine and tropical fruit flavors and a bracing kick of bitter quinine. Plays richness off of vivacity smoothly and finishes supple, spicy and very long, with an echo of ripe pear.
The buttery-styled 2011 Chardonnay Russian River exhibits more tropical fruit (mango and pineapple) and hints of hazelnut and smoky oak. Medium-bodied and crisp, it is slightly more evolved than the Sonoma Coast and thus should be consumed over the next 1–2 years.