2004 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

California Grapevine

Date

Dec 2006-Jan 2007

Volume

Vol. 32, No. 6, p. 111

Award

91

Review

Medium-light yellow; attractive, forward, intense, toasty, buttery, ripe tropical fruit aroma with notes of citrus, toasted hazelnut, and butterscotch; full body; rich, textured, toasty, ripe Chardonnay fruit flavors; well balanced and structured for bottle aging; lingering aftertaste. This is the third vineyard-designated Chardonnay released by Ramey this fall. Very highly recommended.

Wine

2004 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley