2012 Chardonnay, Woolsey Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley
A wine of real phenolic depth and density, the 2012 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is all about texture, but here the impression is more of verticality. Creamy and voluptuous to the core, the Woolsey boasts superb overall balance and tons of complexity. Hints of apple, pear and spice blossom in a Chardonnay that captures the essence of Russian River Chardonnay. The Woolsey Road, from a three acre parcel farmed by the Martinelli family is an addition to David Ramey's range. The 2012 is a real standout in this range.