Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2008

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91 points Josh Raynolds (IWC): Expressive nose offers musky apple, pear, orange zest and smoky minerals. Dense and te...

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Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The most severe of the Ramey offer... Read more

"Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The most severe of the Ramey offe... Read more

"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. More open in aroma than on the pa... Read more

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11/13/2010

Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The most severe of the Ramey offerings in this issue, the Sonoma Coast bottling smells of limes and minerals with Gala apples and Meyer lemon sweet citrus held in the background. Expectedly firm and somewhat "straight-sided" in the mouth with lemony fruit stepping out in front of the appley and oaky notes, the wine is chalky in texture and brisk in aftertaste. It suggests a touch of a Chablisienne character in its mouthfeel but still carries California in its rock candy fruit.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The most severe of the Ramey offerings in this issue


07/05/2011

"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. More open in aroma than on the palate


11/13/2010

Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. More open in aroma than on the palate, this wine shares familial traits in its firm and slightly citrusy flavors. Its has good depth to match up with its still nascent fruit, and if more generous than its mate below, it comes with much of its texture. Both in nose and structure, it suggests a lot more to be found with a few years of quiet time in the cellar.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


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12/25/2010

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External Review
05/20/2011

ST: 91 Points WS: 89 Points


External Review
01/23/2013

Expressive nose offers musky apple, pear, orange zest and smoky minerals. Dense and textured but quite dry and mineral-dominated, with very good purity and mouth-staining citrus and herbal flavors. Strong but harmonious acidity gives the refreshingly bitter finish impressive focus and cut. Intense and spicy, with a peppery, cedary oak edge to the firm apple, pear and melon flavors. Gains depth and complexity on the finish, ending a bit clipped. Drink now through 2014. 5,500 cases made. -JL ** Only 9 in Stock **


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Winemaker's Notes:

91 points Josh Raynolds (IWC): Expressive nose offers musky apple, pear, orange zest and smoky minerals. Dense and textured but quite dry and mineral-dominated, with very good purity and mouth-staining citrus and herbal flavors. Strong but harmonious acidity gives the refreshingly bitter finish impressive focus and cut. (May/Jun 2010) 91 points California Grapevine: Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, intense, slightly buttery, green apple aroma with a trace of new oak in the background; medium-full to full body; assertive, fresh, lemony, green apple flavors with crisp acidity; well balanced and structured; lingering aftertaste. Similar in style to their Russian River bottling. Very highly recommended. 14.5% alcohol; 100% BF; 100% ML; released July 2010. (Jun/Jul 2010)

91 points Josh Raynolds (IWC): Expressive nose offers musky apple, pear, orange zest and smoky minerals. Dense and textured but quite dry and mineral-dominated, with very good purity and mouth-staining citrus and herbal flavors. Strong but harmonious acidity gives the refreshingly bitter finish impressive focus and cut. (May/Jun 2010) 91 points California Grapevine: Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, intense, slightly buttery, green apple aroma with a trace of new oak in the background; medium-full to full body; assertive, fresh, lemony, green apple flavors with crisp acidity; well balanced and structured; lingering aftertaste. Similar in style to their Russian River bottling. Very highly recommended. 14.5% alcohol; 100% BF; 100% ML; released July 2010. (Jun/Jul 2010)

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