Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Wine EnthusiastThe block sourced by this producer was planted in 1972 with Old Wente clone. The combination of site and winemaker is stunningly successful. The grainy, textured wine is nutty and boldly laced in crème brûlée richness. Integrated vanilla oak gives it additional density as supportive acidity freshens flavors of peach, olive and apple.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chardonnay Rochioli Vineyard has a compelling baking spice and floral perfume on the nose with a core of warm peaches, pink grapefruit and honey-lemons plus a waft of orange blossoms. Medium to full-bodied and very tightly wound in the mouth, it has a racy line cutting through the densely packed citrus and stone fruit flavors, finishing long and fragrant.
Wine SpectatorA fresh, snappy, zesty style that captures vibrant apple, pear, melon and citrus flavors in a clean, mouthwatering manner. Drink now through 2021. 898 cases made.