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Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2006

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ELEGANTPear, peach, nutty, crisp, smoky, seductive

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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 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/23/2009

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.


External Review
04/24/2013

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 2–3 years.



ELEGANTPear, peach, nutty, crisp, smoky, seductive

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