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Ramey Wine Cellars, 2014 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

"A little closed at this youthful stage, the 2014 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard offers subtle honeyed peach, pineapple and passion fruit notes with touches of baking bread and cashews. The palate delivers the goods, packed with rich tropical fruit characters and a toasty/cedary undercurrent, framed by lively acidity and finishing long, with some spices coming through."
Ramey Wine Cellars, 2014 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

"Bright, light yellow. Brisk, racy aromas of lemon curd, anise and minerals. Still tightly wound and a bit oaky but already shows a lovely combination of lemony lift, glyceral texture and butterscotch richness."
–Jul-17, Stephen Tanzer

Ramey Wine Cellars, 2014 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

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2014 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard
Ramey Wine Cellars

100% Chardonnay

VINEYARD Hyde Vineyard is situated on gently rolling slopes of the Carneros District, on the Napa side. Summer temperatures are kept relatively cool by marine air flowing through the Petaluma Gap. Ancient creek beds provide drainage and add a scattering of rocks. Chard clones: Wente, Robert Young, Long field Selections.

The soils are quite heavy Haire Clay Loam about 30 inches deep with impenetrable clay subsoil which limits vine vigor and crop yield.

WINEMAKING Grapes are whole-cluster pressed for phenolic delicacy. Native-yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage. Aging After aging 18 months in 30% new François Frères French oak barrels, the Chardonnay is fined and settled in tank. It is then bottled without filtration. (1160 cases)

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