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2005 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard Carneros
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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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2005 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard Carneros

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

Expert Reviews

93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($60) Green-tinged gold. Ripe orange, pear and honeydew on the nose, with iodine and anise adding complexity. Deep and creamy, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors and bracing minerality. Becomes spicier on the long, vibrant finish. This is strikingly pure and persistent.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

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Outstanding Chardonnay
10/09/2008
by DuPont12129548
I chilled and quickly grabbed this wine while going down to visit a neighbor. After opening, everyone commented that it was extraordinary and reminded them of Chalk Hill, Kistler. Rich, creamy and aged to perfection with that touch of oak that I love.
Cream and Sugar
10/10/2009
by Jones11690321
Excellent chardonnay with a good balance of fruit and acidity. Oak was there but adequately restrained. Creamy and delicious.

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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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