2013 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

International Wine Report

Author

Joe D'Angelo

Date

August 2016

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95

Review

The 2013 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay is a spectacular showing from Ramey in this vintage. This expressive Chardonnay delivers gorgeous aromas of Asian pear, lemon oil, toasted hazelnut, orange blossoms and crushed stones, all coming together beautifully in the glass. On the palate this demonstrates remarkable balance and focus, with gorgeous acidity and minerality at its core. It continues to impress with its excellent precision and a lovely streak of acidity providing brightness on the gorgeous finish. David Ramey produces phenomenal Chardonnay from the Ritchie Vineyard year after year, and this is certainly no exception. I expect this to continue to show wonderful over the course of the next decade. (Best 2016-2026)

Wine

2013 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley