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2012 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay 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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2012 Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley

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

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

Hazy yellow color.  Deeper in pitch than the Sonoma Coast bottling, displaying scents of poached pear, lemon curd and anise, with a nectarine quality building in the glass.  Supple and broad on the palate, offering concentrated pit and orchard fruit flavors and a jolt of smoky minerals.  Finishes with strong punch and length, leaving ripe pear and orange notes behind.

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