Coming from special vineyard sites, Ramey Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy. Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines.
Critical Acclaim - Winemaker Notes
95 points - Wine Enthusiast
"From a site in the heart of the appellation farmed by the Martinelli family, from cuttings that can be traced back to Hyde Vineyard, this white dazzles in salty sea air, oyster shell and hay, with subdued richness and layers of Gravenstein apple and pear. The acidity drives it into a fresh array of tension and texture."
94 points - Wine Spectator
"Crisp and zesty, with a lively mix of green apple, Key lime and fresh-crushed savory spice flavors that are backed by vibrant acidity. Shows light buttery nuances on the intensely spicy finish. Best from 2022 through 2027. "
93 points - Jeb Dunnuck
"Honeyed lemon, white flowers, brioche, and subtle creamy notes emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard, another rich, medium to full-bodied, wonderfully textured Chardonnay from Ramey. It has good acidity, a more structured, concentrated style, and will benefit from a year or two of bottle age."