2011 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

International Wine Report

Author

Joe D'Angelo

Date

April 2014

Award

94

Review

2011 is a gorgeous showing for Ramey’s Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay. Flinty minerals, lemon zest, honeysuckle, warm vanilla and some tropical notes are just some of the aromas that this amazing Chardonnay offers. It possesses a remarkable rich, oily texture with incredible depth of flavor. The finish delivers sweet lemons and vanilla notes that make this impossible to put down. The wine was aged 17 months in French and Hungarian oak. It is showing very well upon release and should continue to do so for years to come. Readers seeking out a rich, delicious and well-made Chardonnay that is approachable today should end their search here. (Best 2014-2021)

Wine

2011 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley