Vinous Ramey Wine Cellars, 2013 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley
"The 2013 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is another terrific entry-level Chardonnay from David Ramey. Here it is the wine's richness and creaminess that really stand out. Honey, apricot pit, mint, butter and dried flowers blossom are some of the signatures. This is a real overachiever in its class." –Feb-16
Wine Advocate Ramey Wine Cellars, 2013 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley
"The 2013 Chardonnay Russian River is a relatively large cuvée of between 12,000 and 15,000 cases. It offers up loads of baking spices, orange marmalade, white peach and honeysuckle. It is medium to full-bodied, pure, and at the same time, combines power and elegance. This should be drunk in its first several years of life."
Ramey Wine Cellars, 2013 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley
This cool-climate Chardonnay is grown on low vigor soil that shows the characteristics of the region. It receive less new oak and less time in barrel than the single-vineyard wines, but otherwise, is made identically to them. Specifically, this Chardonnay spends 12 months in 25% new oak. All of Ramey's Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed, fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast, and aged sur lies with batonnage and full malolactic fermentation. Finally, the wine is bottled without filtration.