2008 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

California Grapevine

Date

April-May 2011

Award

93

Review

Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, forward, toasty, baked apple aroma with notes of hazelnut, tropical fruit, and cinnamon; full body; forward, rich, plush, intense, citrusy, green apple flavors; well balanced with firm acidity; lingering aftertaste. Very similar in style to Ramey's other two vineyard-designated Chardonnays though seemed to have a slight bit more depth as it opened and developed with airing in the glass. Very highly recommended.

Wine

2008 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley