Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

£86.50 GBP

Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by husband and wife team David and Carla Ramey after sixteen years making wine in Sonoma County. Over the years, the Rameys have helped pioneer winemaking techniques in California during a period when vinification by the University book was the norm.

Ramey's groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, lees ageing, malolactic conversion and barrel fermentation yielded a new California style that pushed richness, lushness and silky smoothness to new heights. This is a benchmark style now emulated by many.

This is a complex wine thanks to it's bottle age. It's full of peach, apricot, butterscotch and toasty, spicy oak. It has an underlying minerality and a citrus twang keeping it dangerously drinkable. 

“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.” - David Ramey