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NH Liquor & Wine Outlet USD 51.99 $37.99 750ml

Ramey Chardonnay Russian River 2011

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"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

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Ramey Wine Cellars:
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... Read more
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.” The winery produces authentic, hand-crafted wines made in an Old World tradition--coupled with New World innovation and California terroir. 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. Consistently rated among the best wines in California, the winery remains committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as its primary varietals. Winery tastings are available by appointment. Tasting Room We are open for tastings by appointment Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays). We offer a hosted tasting in a seated environment so that you can relax and truly appreciate the wines. Read less

External Reviews for Ramey Chardonnay Russian River

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/21/2014

Shows good intensity in a medium-bodied style, with citrus, green apple, white peach and nectarine notes. Subtle and delicate. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/21/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/21/2014

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.



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"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

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