Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2014


SKU 13278


David Ramey started his career in wine with an enology degree and a dream. Over the course of two decades, he made benchmark wines for California wineries such as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. In 1996, David Ramey and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars. "Owning one's own winery is the dream of every winemaker," David says, looking back on the path that led him to build his own. It took time, planning and a profound understanding of how best to bring together all the elements-from the grapes, to the winery materials, and a top-notch team of professionals-to make it all work.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateYouthfully mute at this primary stage, the 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard offers suggestions of lemon curd, white peaches and white grapefruit with underlying notes of honeyed toast and butterscotch. The palate is full-on seduction with an appealingly oily texture and tons of peaches and cream flavors, finishing long with a lively lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 28, 2017
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorElegant and stylish, with a trim mix of honeydew, green apple, gravelly earth and light oak notes. An understated style that will benefit from cellaring. Drink now through 2020. 1,240 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2017