2010 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Publication

California Grapevine

Date

September 2013

Rating

91

Review

Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, forward, floral, pear and baked apple aroma with notes of citrus and hazelnut; medium to medium-full body; tight, crisp, lemony, green apple flavors with bright acidity, well integrated oak, and notes of minerality; well balanced and firmly structured; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

June 30, 2013

Rating

88

Review

Fresh and zesty, with a tight, subtle mix of green apple, honeydew melon and spice, this is graceful and elegant through the finish. Drink now through 2017. 6,975 cases made. –JL

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2013

Rating

91

Review

Bright yellowgold. Complex scents of poached pear, peach, iodine and toasty lees. Lush and creamy in texture, with an exotic quality to its fresh orchard and pit fruit flavors. Suave, rich and lively, finishing on a dry, refreshingly bitter lemon zest note with very good persistence.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

April, 2013

Rating

92

Review

Ramey’s 2010 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is laced with lemon, pastry, crushed rocks and mint. Beautifully delineated and focused, the 2010 stands out for its energy and verve. This is a gorgeous entry-level offering. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016. 

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Date

July/August 2012

Rating

Three stars +

Review

The Sonoma Coast is delicate, crisp, and full bodied; a well balanced, elegant flavored wine with a crisp finish, tasting of pear, lemon peel, peach, toast, and spicy oak.