Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009

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Bright yellow. Smoky, leesy, mineral-driven aromas of orange, buttery brioche and iodine. Deep and chewy, with concen...

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Snooth User: winemarc
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/20/2011

Clear and crisp with good fruit.


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Vintage: 2002 03/04/2009

($36) citrus, apple, herbs, somewhat astringnent


External Reviews for Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 07/11/2013

A rich, enveloping wine, the 2010 Chardonnay Russian River Valley caresses the palate with layers of bright, focused fruit. This is an especially saline, intense vintage of the Russian River bottling. Crushed rocks, lime and white flowers flow through to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. Bright yellow. Deeply pitched aromas and flavors of poached pear, peach nectar and mace, with a floral overtone. Broad and fleshy, showing very good depth and power. Finishes smooth and long, with lingering spiciness and persistent mineral and floral notes. Nicely elegant and understated, offering delicate pear, spice and green apple scents that are pure and persistent. Drink now through 2018. 13,990 cases made. -JL 2010 was a lovely, cooler vintage which excelled in producing our style of Chardonnay-a perfect balance of old world style and new world fruit. Thirty-seven percent from six different Dutton ranches, 20% from three Martinelli vineya...


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 09/05/2013

An old favorite, Ramey is a consistent knock-out. Brilliant fruit and fresh acidity, with a clean mouthfeel.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

2010 was a lovely, cooler vintage which excelled in producing our style of Chardonnay-a perfect balance of old world style and new world fruit. Thirty-seven percent from six different Dutton ranches, 20% from three Martinelli vineyards, 20% King, 8% Rochioli Vineyards (with Allen), 4% from Green Pastures (a 41-year-old Wente vineyard back Felta Creek Road), and this vintage we declassified a bit of Ritchie (6%), Hyde (4%) and Hudson (1%) into the Russian River blend. A slightly warmer climate compared with our Sonoma Coast sites results in an earlier harvest from these vineyards with a somewhat richer texture and flavor than our Sonoma Coast bottling. - Winery


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 09/05/2013

A rich, enveloping wine, the 2010 Chardonnay Russian River Valley caresses the palate with layers of bright, focused fruit. This is an especially saline, intense vintage of the Russian River bottling. Crushed rocks, lime and white flowers flow through to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2020.


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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Nicely elegant and understated offering delicate pear spice and green apple scents that are pure and persistent. Drink now through 2018. JL Wine Spectator.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/26/2012

Firm, with a taut flintiness to the green apple, spice and floral notes, gaining depth and finesse. Loamy earth aftertaste. Drink now through 2018.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2009 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a bit rounder and softer than the Sonoma Coast bottling. This is all texture, depth and finesse from the very first taste. Dried apricots, light floral honey and pistachio are some of the notes that wrap around the creamy, inviting finish. The vineyard sources include Dutton, Martinelli, King, Rochioli and Green Pastures. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2017.


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723749 Snooth User: Ironarm
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01/09/2011

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2005 01/21/2009

577067 Snooth User: Robinm61
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2005 09/11/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright yellow. Smoky, leesy, mineral-driven aromas of orange, buttery brioche and iodine. Deep and chewy, with concentrated citrus and orchard fruit flavors braced by chalky minerals. Gains weight and a buttery, nutty quality on the long, sappy finish. This could pass for a suave Meursault.

Bright yellow. Smoky, leesy, mineral-driven aromas of orange, buttery brioche and iodine. Deep and chewy, with concentrated citrus and orchard fruit flavors braced by chalky minerals. Gains weight and a buttery, nutty quality on the long, sappy finish. This could pass for a suave Meursault.

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