Ramey Wine Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

9.333 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Ramey Wine Cellars

"2010 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard shows an ethereal nose that is light and refreshing with crisp lemon, sea salt and grain along with pineapple and verbena. The palate offers exceptional depth and texture with butterscotch, lemon, and toast with gorgeous balance. This will help you rediscover Chardonnay, without a doubt."
- Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report, December 2013

All of our Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast. Due to their great density and structure, vineyard-designate wines are able to absorb more oak without being overwhelmed, and see approximately 45% new French barrels. In addition, these wines spend more time in barrel (for Ritchie, 21 months), completely sur lies, before being bottled without filtration.

"2010 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard shows an ethereal nose that is light and refreshing with crisp lemon, sea salt and grain along with pineapple and verbena. The palate offers exceptional depth and texture with butterscotch, lemon, and toast with gorgeous balance. This will help you rediscover Chardonnay, without a doubt."
- Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report, December 2013

All of our Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast. Due to their great density and structure, vineyard-designate wines are able to absorb more oak without being overwhelmed, and see approximately 45% new French barrels. In addition, these wines spend more time in barrel (for Ritchie, 21 months), completely sur lies, before being bottled without filtration.

2 people found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Gregory Fulchiero

This bottle reignited my faith in Cali chard - acidic backbone, balance of Malo and oak. Single vineyard Ramey is worth the 30% price hike compared to their regional blends. Bravo

This bottle reignited my faith in Cali chard - acidic backbone, balance of Malo and oak. Single vineyard Ramey is worth the 30% price hike compared to their regional blends. Bravo

Sep 13th, 2016
GodoftheGrapes

Going down well with the Alaskan king crab with nice balance of power and acid. Found out the hard way that I have developed an allergy to crab and my body proceeded to turn itself inside out. Rough finish to 2015. I have to say I remember these wines being bigger? But up in Canada we don't see em often so it's been a while.

Going down well with the Alaskan king crab with nice balance of power and acid. Found out the hard way that I have developed an allergy to crab and my body proceeded to turn itself inside out. Rough finish to 2015. I have to say I remember these wines being bigger? But up in Canada we don't see em often so it's been a while.

Jan 4th, 2016
Tim Gatto

Domesticated paradise

Domesticated paradise

Dec 29th, 2019
Joe Kaiser

Ramey Chard never disappoints! Our new guest who likes white, leans towards the tropical, citrus chards, so pulled this 12 @RameyWineCellar Ritchie Vineyard and english lemon curd, giving away to a nice minerality / salinity, on the palate the tropical fruit, of hints of tahitian vanilla, pineapple. Drinks like a $150 Mersault

Ramey Chard never disappoints! Our new guest who likes white, leans towards the tropical, citrus chards, so pulled this 12 @RameyWineCellar Ritchie Vineyard and english lemon curd, giving away to a nice minerality / salinity, on the palate the tropical fruit, of hints of tahitian vanilla, pineapple. Drinks like a $150 Mersault

Nov 23rd, 2018
Neil Cornish

Burgundian in style. Racy and elegant. Great nose.

Burgundian in style. Racy and elegant. Great nose.

Sep 20th, 2017
John Van Trijp

4th of July tasting

4th of July tasting

Jul 4th, 2017
Fred Calatayud

Superb Chardonnay - very rich and flavorful. A notch above the standard Ramey, which is a great bellwether to measure any Chardonnay by!! Thanks for sharing, Frank!

Superb Chardonnay - very rich and flavorful. A notch above the standard Ramey, which is a great bellwether to measure any Chardonnay by!! Thanks for sharing, Frank!

May 8th, 2016
Elizabeth McGee

Smooth, buttery and delicious!

Smooth, buttery and delicious!

Apr 2nd, 2016
Jason Gaffner

Wow. Next level stuff

Wow. Next level stuff

Jan 29th, 2016