2014 Chardonnay, Westside Farms, Russian River Valley

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

August 2017

Rating

94

Review

The first such bottling from the producer’s 75-acre ranch on Westside Road, this impressive white is crisp in acidity with a fullness of body, both lengthy and complex. Apple skin, nutmeg, Bosc pear and a salty lilt combine effortlessly around a core of power and concentration that continues to evolve in the glass.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

March 2017

Rating

92

Review

The 2014 Chardonnay Westside Farms, from Ramey's estate vineyard in Healdsburg, is rich and voluptuous, but some of that is tempered by picking a bit earlier. The favors are bright, intense and nicely lifted throughout. This is a very pretty Russian River Chardonnay.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Date

March 2017

Rating

95

Review

Pretty floral notes perfume the nose of the 2014 Chardonnay Westside Farms Vineyard, giving aromas of orange blossoms and honeysuckle over a grapefruit and white peach core, plus a hint of crushed stones. The medium to full-bodied palate is more powerfully fruited and concentrated than perhaps the nose suggests, with rich citrus and stone fruit flavors supported by racy acid, finishing long and creamy.