Ramey "Ritchie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

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Varietal: Chardonnay
Sub-Region: Russian River Valley
Region: North Coast
Color: White
Country/State: California
95 Wine Enthusiast (11/1/2019) "From older vines planted in the early 1970s, this is a knockout, standout wine, juicy and exotic in spicy lemongrass, lime and voluptuous intensity. Richly layered, it has a backbone of fresh acidity that keeps it intriguingly fresh and classically structured. In the end, it's supremely delicious."
96 Jeb Dunnuck (6/14/2019) "If I had to pick one Chardonnay in the lineup, it would be the 2016 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, a vibrant, pure, concentrated beauty that has loads of white flowers, citrus, and salty minerality. With medium to full body, bright acidity, and terrific balance, it has a touch of Chablis-like character (yet on steroids) and is a beautiful complete Chardonnay that can be drunk any time over the coming 10-15 years."
95 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (5/2019) "The 2016 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is a standout in this range. Perfumed aromatics make a strong opening statement; white flowers, mint and white peach are all beautifully lifted. Refined and elegant to its core, the 2016 Ritchie is a fabulous wine. Don't miss it. Drinking Window: 2020 - 2028."
95+ Wine Advocate (4/30/2019) "Pow! The nose of the 2016 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is gregarious with loads of melon, guava, peach and buttery touches plus lemon curd, pastry crust and caramel hints. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in a wallop of flavor layers-from luscious ripe fruits to bakery and mineral notes-framed by absolutely mouthwatering acidity and phenolic texture and finishing very long with amazing energy. Grapes for this wine come from vines planted in 1972. It fermented in barrel with batonnage and aged in 22% new French oak for 20 months. 898 cases produced. Drink Date: 2019 - 2029."
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5899
750 ML
Available:
~55 bottles | Check all Stores
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Ready to drink now, will improve with more aging
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Sustainable


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