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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 119686)
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Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $53.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Situated directly in the center of the Russian River appellation, our block of Kent Ritchie's vineyard was planted in 1972 to the old Wente selection. Widely spaced—the fashion at the time—these old vines with their gnarly trunks produce tiny quantities of grapes per vine. The benchland soil is pure Goldridge Loam, common to great vineyards in this part of the Russian River Valley.
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About Ramey:

Following winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996 - a Chardonnay from the Hyde Vineyard. Now situated in downtown Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars draws on exceptional vineyards in both Napa and Sonoma to fashion classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay using traditional old world techniques.