2016 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Food & Wine
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.
The 2016 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is another gracious, open-knit appellation-level Chardonnay from David Ramey. Pliant and inviting, it will drink well upon release. There is a brightness to the 2016 that is quite appealing.