Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2006
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Green-gold. Spicy, mineral-accented pear and lemon aromas, with a light hint of jasmine. Nervy and precise, with juicy citrus character and a lively, clean finish. I like the focus and drive here.
Fresh, with ripe, vibrant tangerine, nectarine, peach and light oak shadings, this is complex and elegant, ending with a cleansing aftertaste. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
The 2005 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast reveals aromas of lemon custard and orange blossoms presented in a medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure style with excellent underlying acidity.
Green-hued yellow. Spicy lemon and orange aromas are complicated by smoky lees and floral honey. Sharply focused and pure, with tangy citrus and green apple flavors, medium weight and good mineral lift. The leesy quality returns on the long, juicy finish of this vibrant wine.
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.
More Chablis-like with a chalky minerality and crisp white citrus and white currant aromas and flavors is the elegant, medium-bodied 2006 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast. It should drink well for 2andndash;3 years.