Ramey Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Ramey Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
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Ramey Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

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750ml
$79.99

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Category White Wine
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Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
This fine Chardonnay from Dave Ramey is from the Platt Vineyard which was planted in 2003. Until the 2009 vintage, the young-vine production was going into the Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay but now Ramey makes it as a vineyard designate (starting with the 2009 vintage). Located five miles from the Pacific off Bodega Highway, the vineyard sits at 800' on a south-facing slope overlooking the Estero Americano (which funnels cooling marine weather to the Sacramento delta via the Petaluma Gap). This wine has crisp acidity and minerality from a true West Sonoma Coast cool climate site. Located in gently rolling terrain north of Carneros Highway, the soils are quite heavy clay. Vine selection is Old Wente and Long Vineyards, and the vines range from five to twenty-two years old. The Wente is marked by very small grape clusters, with small berries, and the so-called "hen-and-chick"--large and small berries within the same cluster. The Wente produces a classic, Burgundian-style wine, without strong tropical fruit tones of some California Chardonnays, along with some minerality and spice. The Long Vineyards selection adds a floral note, and the Hyde Vineyard wines often seem charming and feminine.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Seeing 20 months in 20% new barrels, the 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard offers plenty of brioche and white flower nuances to go with rocking levels of Meyer lemon and tart pineapple fruit. It's rich, concentrated, and powerful on the palate, yet also has a racy spine of acidity that just about hits the tart level, yet never goes over the edge. This rocking Russian River Valley Chardonnay is going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade. It's beautiful but needs short-term cellaring.

May 21, 2020
Vinous
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The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is a racy wine endowed with terrific richness. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and tropical overtones all grace this unctuous, deeply layered Chardonnay. The balance of textural intensity and freshness is simply compelling. The 2017 is so expressive today.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
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The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is savory and earthy with notes of roasted almonds, graphite, mushroom powder and a hint of honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate's expansive, silky character is contrasted by tangy acidity and rocky minerality, finishing very long and pure. It will benefit from another two to three years in bottle.

Erin Brooks, July 23, 2020

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