2007 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
January 1, 2010
Sporting somewhat more weight, a slightly fleshier feel and more overt richness than its zestier mate from Russian River, Ramey's Sonoma Coast bottling combines elements of ripe apples with a touch of lemons and limes and is a slight touch more obvious in its oak. If not quite as crisp as its siblings, it wants not for acid, and its very firm, very long finish is a harbinger of better things to come down the line.