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Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Member Review by EMark:

Stonefruit aromas. Green apple, peach and, maybe, pineapple on the tip of the tongue. Not oaky, at all—so, no worries, there. Mouthfilling and refreshing, Pleasant aftertaste.

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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

Member Reviews for Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,353
3.50 5
07/09/2018

Stonefruit aromas. Green apple, peach and, maybe, pineapple on the tip of the tongue. Not oaky, at all—so, no worries, there. Mouthfilling and refreshing, Pleasant aftertaste.


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,353
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 03/07/2016

Bright nose of tart green apple, some vanilla. Green apple very up front on entry along with some tropical fruit and melon flavor. A bit of oaky bitteriness. Nice tart acid. A back-of-the-palate sensation that makes me think clove—although, it certainly does not taste like clove.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/04/2009

($36) floral nose; high acidity, citrus, butter


External Reviews for Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/14/2015

There are 1,280 cases of the 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard. It reveals a slight greenish hue to the light straw color as well as copious notes of tangerine oil, orange marmalade, pineapple and citrus. With steely acidity, and a full-bodied, texture, heady finish, it should drink well for 6–7 years.


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Vintage: 2012 07/14/2015

Clean, fresh and lively, with juicy pear, citrus and green apple flavors, shaded by spicy, toasty oak, all presented in a smooth, seamless style that keeps the fruit at the forefront. Drink now through 2019. 1,212 cases made.


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Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

Bright gold. Intensely perfumed aromas of orange pith, pear and anise, with slow-building spiciness and a touch of salty minerality. Vibrant, finely etched citrus and orchard fruit flavors expand and deepen with air, picking up a sexy florality. The brisk finish features a strong jolt of melon and a touch of iodine.


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Vintage: 2009 04/10/2014

The 2009 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is another of the wines that emphasizes textural depth and body. This is a relatively plush, rich Chardonnay endowed with considerable volume in its apricot and tangerine fruit. The aromas and flavors move towards the more tropical end of the spectrum, but without fully reaching that level of exoticness. Readers who appreciate a more full-bodied style of Chardonnay will love the Hyde. I especially like the way the wine turns delicate with time in the glass. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2019.


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Vintage: 2008 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2008 - Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Carneros - Chardonnay - 750 ml.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 02/28/2012

Sweet oak once again plays a prominent role here, and, while it is underlain by lots of well-defined fruit, it is at the moment just a bit ahead of everything. The wine, however, is very deep and very well-balanced, and it is simply too young to drin... Connoisseurs Guide. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 05/17/2012

Bright gold. Energetic aromas of green apple, jasmine, minerals and lemon zest. Dry and nervy, with brisk acidity and a saline nuance giving energy and lift to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Vibrant and impressively pure chardonnay, finishi... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 750ml


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