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2009 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard Russian River Valley
4.41 average rating 89 ratingsrate it
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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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2009 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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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012

Yellow-gold.  Aromas of orange zest, quince and honeysuckle, with subtle spiciness and a touch of anise in the background.  Juicy and intensely fruity, with tangy acidity bracing an array of citrus and orchard fruit flavors.  The orange and spice notes carry through on the long finish.

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

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Confused
05/06/2014
by HED3
Not sure what to make of this. Opened our first bottle the other night. Unlike any other Chardonnay I have had. Very smokey and unusual, it didn't seemed corked but it could be I just didn't understand it too. So I have a couple more bottles and I'll give them some time. I was hoping for more given the reputation and the price. I'd love to see some other member feedback. On the other hand, the 2009 Rockledge Howell Mt. Cab was right on point with a rib-eye tonight! Mountain Blueberries, Yeah Baby!

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