Ramey Wine Cellars, 2013 Ramey Chardonnay Sonoma Coast


Ramey Wine Cellars, 2013 Ramey Chardonnay Sonoma Coast


Ramey Wine Cellars, 2013 Ramey Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2013 Ramey Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Ramey Wine Cellars

The grapes come from 77% Martinelli Charles Ranch Vineyard and 23% Platt Vineyard. This is the sixth vintage to be dominated by the Martinelli Charles Ranch on Bohan Dillon Road. The vineyard was planted in 1982 by George Hastings Charles (Lee Jr.’s maternal grandfather, called PaPa). The soil is Goldridge and Josephine; Goldridge comes from sandstone and Josephine is from shale. The vineyard was planted mixed Wente with other Chardonnay clones. Platt Vineyard is our coolest site and has Goldridge Loam soil uplifted from ancient ocean floor. In 2003, it was planted with Wente selection Chardonnay collected from one of the Hyde Vineyard blocks, the rows are densely planted (3' and 4' by 6') on low vigor rootstock (420A).

The grapes are whole cluster pressed. Native-yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage. After aging 12 months in 20% new French and Hungarian oak barrels (François Frères and Demptos), this Chardonnay is fined and stabilized in tank during the following harvest. It is then bottled without filtration in February. (5,245 cases)

2013 Vintage
2013 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening. The grapes were harvested at 23.3˚ Brix between September 20 and October 5.

14.5% Alc.

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