Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Ships Thu, Sep 25
Item No. 126678
  • white wine
  • V90
  • ST90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Our Sonoma Coast bottling reflects its region and so is a bit crisper and leaner than our Russian River.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright gold. Aromas of fresh pear, nectarine and gingery spices, with a smoky overtone. Unwinds slowly on the palate to offer juicy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Richer and broader on the finish, ending with notes of white flowers and smoky minerals."
90 Points

"David Ramey's 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. Lemon curd, white flowers and spices caress the palate in a soft, enveloping Chardonnay ideal for near and medium-term drinking. Expressive floral notes add brightness on the finish. In 2011 the Sonoma Coast bottling is vibrant, nuanced and impeccably balanced. Most of this fruit is farmed by Martinelli."
90 Points

Learn About Ramey Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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