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2008 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard Russian River Valley
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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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2008 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard Russian River Valley

Producer: Ramey Wine Cellars
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Vivid gold.  Ripe pear, orange zest and smoky minerality on the nose.  Deeply pitched but energetic, offering bright orchard fruit flavors and a deeper note of peach pit.  Then spicy, dry and penetrating on the finish, which features notes of iodine and bitter herbs.  Shows an intriguing blend of richness and vivacity and should be even better with a few years of bottle age.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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