Reviews – Single Release

Publication

Food & Wine

Author

Ray Isle

Date

August 2019

Review

15 California Chardonnays to Drink Now

Medium-Bodied & Elegant

David Ramey is one of California’s acknowledged masters of Chardonnay. His single-vineyard bottlings are exquisite, and even his more widely available regional wines, like this focused, pear-scented bottling, have the ability to age in a cellar for years.
 

Publication

Robb Report Magazine

Author

Janice O'Leary, Sara L. Schneider

Date

June 2019

Review

With his 2016 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay ($65), Ramey might have found his most beautiful balance yet—walking a tightrope, as the wine does, between richness and delicacy, textured mouthfeel and finesse. On the nose, a sophisticated note of fresh salinity is tucked under hints of honeysuckle and vanilla, with spice, creamy citrus and delicate herbal flavors following through a long finish.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Molesworth

Date

June 2019

Rating

93

Review

Ripe and suave in feel, with waves of red currant, cherry and plum preserves gliding through, laced with subtle savory, cedar and floral hints, providing lift through the stylish finish. A minerally echo adds range. Distinctive. Best from 2021 through 2032.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Molesworth

Date

June 2019

Rating

93

Review

Features a dense core of cherry paste and plum fruit, laced with a range of blood orange, plum pit, grilled savory and chalk notes. Tightly focused, with the fruit remerging steadily through the finish. Will cellar well. Best from 2021 through 2034.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Molesworth

Date

March 2019

Rating

94

Review

A range of sage, mint and sassafras aromas leads off, followed by alluring raspberry and plum fruit. Shows a lightly mulled edge as all the elements meld together. Maintains a suave feel and lingers seductively on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2030.