Ramey Wine Cellars Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay 2016

$39.95

96 points                                                               Another great chardonnay release from the master David Ramey.  Get some while it's still available. 96 Points Wine Enthusiast "Editor's Choice": "Nutty hazelnut and stony minerality combine seamlessly in this impressive white from the coastal appellation. Full bodied, concentrated and structured, it imparts steely, lively flavors of lemon peel and tangerine, finishing with a soft silkiness to the texture and overall balance of weight." 92 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast comes mainly from Martinelli's Charles Ranch vineyard, with vines planted in 1982. Grapes are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in barrel with bâtonnage, then aged 12 months in 12% new French oak. It has a lovely toasty nose with buttered popcorn hints over lemon pith, soft melon and stone. Medium to full-bodied, it has concentrated ripe fruits in the mouth with accents of toast and roasted almonds, lifted by great tangy acidity and finishing very long and very lively."  

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Ratings on Delectable

David L Delectable Pro

Typical Ramey, from the standpoint of 20/30% new oak. The fruit truly shines in a perfect amount of acidity. Punching way above its weight class. One of my favorite AVA’s for Chardonnay. @Mike R Yet another exceptional wine for his collection. Thank you brother.

Typical Ramey, from the standpoint of 20/30% new oak. The fruit truly shines in a perfect amount of acidity. Punching way above its weight class. One of my favorite AVA’s for Chardonnay. @Mike R Yet another exceptional wine for his collection. Thank you brother.

9.4

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

good balance of richness with acidity ~ nutty with minerality

good balance of richness with acidity ~ nutty with minerality

9.2

Charlie Tapp

Orchard fruit, golden raisins and marzipan.

Orchard fruit, golden raisins and marzipan.

9.3

Hiroshi Tominaga

Great. Sharp but with some sweetness. Bought at TAC for ¥6,000.

Great. Sharp but with some sweetness. Bought at TAC for ¥6,000.

9.2

Lenny Castiglione

Very nice cream lemon with good body and slight acidity. We enjoyed it bette than the Hyde

Very nice cream lemon with good body and slight acidity. We enjoyed it bette than the Hyde

9.2

Adam Beasley

Hazelnut, lemon oil, vanilla, melon. There’s an unexpected bitter element in the flavor profile that makes this much more interesting. Creamy mouthfeel. More oak than I typically go for but it’s so well executed.

Hazelnut, lemon oil, vanilla, melon. There’s an unexpected bitter element in the flavor profile that makes this much more interesting. Creamy mouthfeel. More oak than I typically go for but it’s so well executed.

9.2

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