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Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009
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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External Reviews for Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay
An old favorite, Ramey is a consistent knock-out. Brilliant fruit and fresh acidity, with a clean mouthfeel.
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.
Nicely elegant and understated offering delicate pear spice and green apple scents that are pure and persistent. Drink now through 2018. JL Wine Spectator.
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...
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
Bright gold. Wilder and more pungent than the Sonoma Coast bottling, displaying scents of poached pear, porcini and white truffle, along with floral and spice nuances that pick up power with air. Deeply concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors are energized by tangy acidity. A smoky note comes up on the finish and lingers tenaciously. This comes across like a California version of a premier cru from Chassagne-Montrachet. 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: 2012-2017.
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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