The Woosley vineyard was planted in 2007 by the Martinelli family in the Russian River valley, and Ramey Wine Cellars remains the only producer of Woolsey Vineyard. The vines grow upon Huichica clay loam soils above clay. After harvest, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed and undergo full native malolactic fermentation in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage. The wines are then aged for 18 months in 26% new French oak barrels from François Frères/Taransaud.
Aromatically the wine is perfumed with apricots, lemon, golden apples, and honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine is nutty with hints of lemon zest, orange blossoms, and a touch of honeycomb.
“Coming from special vineyard sites, our 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. This is our fifth bottling from this unique vineyard.” –David Ramey