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2003 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard Carneros (in magnum)
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About Ramey Wine Cellars

With the help of his wife, David Ramey founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. He has succeeded in sourcing fruit from top Napa and Sonoma vineyards, producing remarkable Chardonnays that bridge the gap between California lushness and Burgundian minerality and structure.

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2003 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard Carneros (in magnum)

Producer: Ramey Wine Cellars
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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90 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2006

($56) Pale yellow-green color. Wonderfully complex nose offers lime, peach, iodine, minerals, vanilla cream, truffle, smoke, hazelnut and earth. Sweet and lush yet light on its feet; this is actually the lowest in residual sugar of these vineyard-designated chardonnays, though all of them are under one gram per liter. Intriguing notes of biscuit and caramel. Saline and soil-inflected wine, with a long, chewy finish.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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