2006 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
February 1, 2009
Seemingly the deepest and most energetically balanced of the exceptional Ramey trio, this wine is a touch simpler in its central character and a bit sweeter in its fruit. It is going to have great appeal for uses with the less briny, small oysters and with fish like Dover sole than it will with more savory foods, but it is also likely to find greater range over time, and may turn out to be the longest lived of the Ramey trio.