2016 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Robb Report Magazine
Janice O'Leary, Sara L. Schneider
With his 2016 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay ($65), Ramey might have found his most beautiful balance yet—walking a tightrope, as the wine does, between richness and delicacy, textured mouthfeel and finesse. On the nose, a sophisticated note of fresh salinity is tucked under hints of honeysuckle and vanilla, with spice, creamy citrus and delicate herbal flavors following through a long finish.