2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

August 2017

Rating

91

Review

This wine is sourced from multiple sites across the appellation, including Rochioli, Mill Station and Laughlin Road, all of the vineyards relatively cool. Light and mineral-driven, the wine presents as crisp and subtle in oak, allowing for exotic fruit and floral elements to show and a richness to develop slowly toward the finish.

Publication

Blue Lifestyle

Author

Anthony Dias Blue

Date

June 2017

Rating

90

Review

Silky and smooth with juicy citrus and bright acidity; fresh, racy and nicely balanced; long and stylish.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

March 2017

Rating

90

Review

The 2014 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is rich, creamy and supple, with lovely textural richness and depth, especially at its level. Peach, apricot, dried flowers, vanillin and a touch of French oak give the wine its racy, supple personality. This is a gorgeous appellation level wine from David Ramey.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Date

March 2017

Rating

90

Review

Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Russian River has an understated nose of ripe apples and apricots with a creamy/yeasty undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate provides nice richness, with plenty of pure stone fruit and citrusy flavors supported by refreshing acidity, finishing long and creamy.