2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Publication

KensWineGuide.com

Author

Ken Hoggins

Date

June 2018

Rating

91

Review

If Dad likes Chardonnay, here is a very nice gift idea. This 91-pointer from Ramey is sure to please. It is medium-bodied and nicely balanced between its acidity and fruit. The wine displays pleasant, mineral-influenced oak and pineapple flavors with notes of lemon and a touch of ginger. It finishes dry and the flavors show nice length. If you really want to impress Dad, makes some of Emeril’s crab cakes and serve it with this Chard!

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

93

Review

Starting with the appellation 2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, this is a terrific, classic effort that’s a great introduction into the style of the estate. Citrus blossom, honeysuckle, white flowers, and marzipan notes flow to a medium-bodied, fresh, elegant Chardonnay that still has depth, intensity, and length.

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

July 2018

Rating

95 | Editors' Choice

Review

This combines grapes from the Martinelli family's Charles Ranch Vineyard in Fort Ross-Seaview with grapes from Platt Vineyard, a site long sourced by Ramey overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Freestone, the producer's coolest-climate site. It melds exotic ginger with apple skin, melon rind and bright focused acidity that remains fresh, succulent and lingering.