2004 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

June 30, 2006

Rating

91

Review

Wonderful perfumed, floral aromas lead to a mix of leesy, vibrant nutmeg, hazelnut, green apple and mineral nuances that give it a very distinctive flavor profile and mouthfeel. Great with food. Drink now through 2008. 1,510 cases made. '

Publication

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

Date

June 1, 2006

Rating

91

Review

While very much showing Ramey's typical richness and careful melding of lively fruit, creamy oak and complexing lees, this one is a bit narrow and more tightly drawn than its siblings with a streak of brisk acidity firming its latter palate and finish. If we were to pull its cork now, we would opt for service with meaty fish, but its depth signals clear potential for improvement with age, and we would opt first for letting it sit quietly for a couple more years.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

May/June 2006

Rating

90

Review

Pale yellow. Aromas of lemon curd and honey. Suave and ripe, with lovely ripe acidity framing the lemon drop and leesy flavors. Offers a subtly chewy texture. Finishes bright and persistent.