Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 Front Label

Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay
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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Ramey Wines Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay walks the fine line between richness and delicacy. Fully mature grapes made a wine of plush richness, though the cool vintage ensured racy acidity. It has a great mouthfeel that balances power and elegance that chardonnay can provide.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tropical fruit is the dominant characteristic of the 2011 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, a medium-bodied, layered, fresh, pure Chardonnay offering hints of apple blossom, pear, buttered pineapple and orange marmalade.
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David Ramey is among a distinguished group of pioneering American vintners who revolutionized modern-day winemaking and elevated California to the forefront of the international wine community. Hailed as “Professor Chardonnay” by Wine Spectator, David’s groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, sur lies aging and malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California Chardonnay style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth. Ramey Wine Cellars crafts exceptional expressions of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir from top vineyards in Sonoma and Napa.

After earning a graduate degree at UC Davis, with his thesis on how aromas evolve in wine, David Ramey pursued a hands-on education in Old World winemaking traditions. He worked at Chateau Pétrus and would later apply these time-honored methods to California’s premier vineyards. In California, David led winemaking for Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus Estate and Rudd Estate. In 1996, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars with the vision of crafting classically styled, elegant and balanced wines that age beautifully.

Still exclusively owned by the Rameys, the next generation, Claire and Alan Ramey, work at the winery as well. They have been training under their father and working in various roles across the winery, from vineyards to production to winemaking and more. Over the years, a team of highly talented colleagues have joined the winery where they continually push to make the best wines possible. Ramey Wine Cellars crafts exceptional expressions of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir from top vineyards in Sonoma and Napa. Tastings are offered by appointment in Healdsburg, California.

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