2009 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

July 31, 2012

Rating

91

Review

Both fragrant and delicate, this offers complex floral, grapefruit, citrus, light oak and honeydew melon flavors perked up by lively acidity, which imparts a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2016. 9,300 cases made. '

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2012

Rating

92

Review

Bright gold. Complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh melon, tangerine, white flowers and gingerbread. Juicy and precise, offering lively citrus and spice flavors with a subtle touch of honey. Shows impressive clarity and energy on the finish, with the spice and floral notes repeating.

Publication

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Date

January 1, 2013

Rating

90

Review

Ever so slightly pulled back in manner when measured against its cellarmates, Ramey's Sonoma Coast bottling still delivers lots of juicy, young, green-apple fruit accented with suggestions of stones and brighten highlights of citrus. It is balanced to firmness and sustained at the finish, and it is a wine that can be counted on to age famously.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 1, 2012

Rating

88

Review

The 2009 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a beautifully woven, chiseled wine laced with lemon, pear, almond and citrus notes. It possesses terrific energy and freshness through to the saline, vibrant finish. This is a terrific wine for the money. Drink: 2012-2017.