2015 Estate Chardonnay, Westside Farms, Russian River Valley

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

96

Review

From the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, the 2015 Chardonnay Westside Farms Vineyard is a tiny production cuvée (234 cases) and offers beautiful notes of orchard fruits, spice, and white flowers. It’s classic Russian River with its ripe, powerful, sexy profile, yet like all of Ramey’s wines, has beautiful purity. It will keep for a decade or more.

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

July 2018

Rating

93

Review

The second vintage of this estate wine from the producer's property, this opens luxuriously in butterscotch and Gravenstein apple, an inviting combination buoyed by a grainy layered texture. The concentrated flavors are balanced well by a juicy core of fresh acidity.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

April 2018

Rating

93+

Review

The 2015 Chardonnay Westside Farms Vineyard stands out in this range for its layers of flavor and nuance. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and chamomile all develop in the glass. In this tasting, the Westside Farms is translucent, expressive and all class. I very much like the elegance and finesse here.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

February 28, 2018

Rating

93

Review

Tilts toward the herbal side of Chardonnay. Oak is a factor, and though the fruit lacks brightness, this offers nuances of cedar and underbrush that deliver a pleasant earthiness. Drink now through 2024.