2013 Chardonnay, Woolsey Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley
The Corkscrewer Report
Johannes Marlena and Ryan Koczara
The 2013 represents only the second bottling of Chardonnay sourced from the Woolsey Road vineyard, planted and owned by the Martinelli family, and, damn, is this great stuff! Orchard fruit, lemon and honey are most notable, along with a pleasant minerality. Distinct artistry at work, making for a uniquely complex, elegantly sophisticated and vivacious wine. We would imagine this is the one that gets somms most excited, and a dream pairing for a meal at a three Michelin-starred seafood restaurant like New York City’s Le Bernardin. A great addition to the Ramey portfolio, and it will undoubtedly continue to further define and distinguish itself with future vintages.