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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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Bright gold. Deeper, richer and more powerful than the Sonoma Coast bottling, offering aromas and flavors of poached pear, papaya, orange zest and smoky minerals. Juicy, palate-coating orchard fruit and floral flavors are lifted by juicy acidity and sharpened by a gingery nuance. Shows very good energy and clarity on the tangy, focused, very long finish.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Very nice depth of flavor. Just plain "tasty".
Would buy again
As advertised, this wine bridges the gap between Old and New Worlds nicely. It has good acid without being austere and still has some butter but not like Paula Deen. To tell the truth I like this wine better than the twice-as-expensive Morlet.
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Blend overruns that typical Ramey SV nuance
Agree with other comments here that conglomerated grapes lead to a nice, but not interesting or complex offering - significant departure from SV Ramey offerings. Would even argue not a great QPR. Pale shimmering gold hue. Pineapple and Meyer lemon, faint minerality. Bit of lemongrass across the palate with green hay at conclusion. B-/86
My problem with this wine is that the aftertaste is so strong of toasted barrel that the wine seems tired and less fresh.
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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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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