2004 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Publications

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Date

June 1, 2006

Award

91

Review

While very much showing Ramey's typical richness and careful melding of lively fruit, creamy oak and complexing lees, this one is a bit narrow and more tightly drawn than its siblings with a streak of brisk acidity firming its latter palate and finish. If we were to pull its cork now, we would opt for service with meaty fish, but its depth signals clear potential for improvement with age, and we would opt first for letting it sit quietly for a couple more years.

Wine

2004 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast