Ramey Wine Cellars Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

9.227 ratings on Delectable
$59.95

This wine is deliciously elegant yet decadently rich in all the right ways, from a prime, longtime vineyard source planted to vines over 40 years old. Honeyed apple comes to the fore amid lush, formidable layers of complexity and high-minded pursuit, never getting bogged down, the minerality perfectly pitched and the oak fully integrated. Wine Enthusiast

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Ramey Wine Cellars

"2010 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard shows an ethereal nose that is light and refreshing with crisp lemon, sea salt and grain along with pineapple and verbena. The palate offers exceptional depth and texture with butterscotch, lemon, and toast with gorgeous balance. This will help you rediscover Chardonnay, without a doubt." - Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report, December 2013 All of our Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast. Due to their great density and structure, vineyard-designate wines are able to absorb more oak without being overwhelmed, and see approximately 45% new French barrels. In addition, these wines spend more time in barrel (for Ritchie, 21 months), completely sur lies, before being bottled without filtration.

"2010 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard shows an ethereal nose that is light and refreshing with crisp lemon, sea salt and grain along with pineapple and verbena. The palate offers exceptional depth and texture with butterscotch, lemon, and toast with gorgeous balance. This will help you rediscover Chardonnay, without a doubt." - Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report, December 2013 All of our Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast. Due to their great density and structure, vineyard-designate wines are able to absorb more oak without being overwhelmed, and see approximately 45% new French barrels. In addition, these wines spend more time in barrel (for Ritchie, 21 months), completely sur lies, before being bottled without filtration.

10

GodoftheGrapes Delectable Pro

Going down well with the Alaskan king crab with nice balance of power and acid. Found out the hard way that I have developed an allergy to crab and my body proceeded to turn itself inside out. Rough finish to 2015. I have to say I remember these wines being bigger? But up in Canada we don't see em often so it's been a while.

Going down well with the Alaskan king crab with nice balance of power and acid. Found out the hard way that I have developed an allergy to crab and my body proceeded to turn itself inside out. Rough finish to 2015. I have to say I remember these wines being bigger? But up in Canada we don't see em often so it's been a while.

9.0

John Van Trijp

4th of July tasting

4th of July tasting

9.4

Stefan Dolhain

Ritchie vineyard in Russian River Valley AVA.Brilliant light yellow. Very classy nose with crystal-clear white fruit and a subtle Puligny-like nutiness. Perfect oak-handling. Terrific balance between Chardonnay fat, fresh acidity and minerality. This has power and great finesse at the same time, real depth, fantastic balance and great length. David Ramey striked again! Great stuff! 2012 vintage.

Ritchie vineyard in Russian River Valley AVA.Brilliant light yellow. Very classy nose with crystal-clear white fruit and a subtle Puligny-like nutiness. Perfect oak-handling. Terrific balance between Chardonnay fat, fresh acidity and minerality. This has power and great finesse at the same time, real depth, fantastic balance and great length. David Ramey striked again! Great stuff! 2012 vintage.

9.4

Gregory Fulchiero

This bottle reignited my faith in Cali chard - acidic backbone, balance of Malo and oak. Single vineyard Ramey is worth the 30% price hike compared to their regional blends. Bravo

This bottle reignited my faith in Cali chard - acidic backbone, balance of Malo and oak. Single vineyard Ramey is worth the 30% price hike compared to their regional blends. Bravo

9.6

Elizabeth McGee

Smooth, buttery and delicious!

Smooth, buttery and delicious!

9.3

Jason Gaffner

Wow. Next level stuff

Wow. Next level stuff

9.8

Dave Kluz

Terrific balance and great tension. Apple, pear, spice and toast.

Terrific balance and great tension. Apple, pear, spice and toast.

9.2

Christian Bock MS

Great mix of Good acidity, balance and power with exotic fruit and touch of oak. Long finish

Great mix of Good acidity, balance and power with exotic fruit and touch of oak. Long finish

9.3

Sarah Converse

At Michel Richard with Matt - post birthday celebration

At Michel Richard with Matt - post birthday celebration

9.2