Ramey Wine Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

9.04 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2017 ‘Ritchie Vineyard’ Chardonnay is an incredible effort from this famed site in the Russian River Valley. Sourced from vines planted in 1972, the ’Ritchie Vineyard stands squarely in the center of the Russian River AVA. On the nose this takes on classy aromatics of baking spices and peat moss with layers of ripe orchard fruits and creme brulee tones that all mingle in the glass. The palate is wonderfully balanced with a seamless texture that makes this effortless glide across the mid-palate. Ripe mango and honeydew melon tones combine with shades of cinnamon dusted sourdough bred and lemon vanilla cream flavors. The vibrant minerality makes this nearly impossible to put down right now. Gorgeous in its youth, this brilliant new wine has a masisive aging potential ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 95

The 2017 ‘Ritchie Vineyard’ Chardonnay is an incredible effort from this famed site in the Russian River Valley. Sourced from vines planted in 1972, the ’Ritchie Vineyard stands squarely in the center of the Russian River AVA. On the nose this takes on classy aromatics of baking spices and peat moss with layers of ripe orchard fruits and creme brulee tones that all mingle in the glass. The palate is wonderfully balanced with a seamless texture that makes this effortless glide across the mid-palate. Ripe mango and honeydew melon tones combine with shades of cinnamon dusted sourdough bred and lemon vanilla cream flavors. The vibrant minerality makes this nearly impossible to put down right now. Gorgeous in its youth, this brilliant new wine has a masisive aging potential ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 95

Apr 25th, 2020
Joe Fischer

Texas wine school Chardonnay tasting. Petrol aroma, briny, butter, Oakes, straw, lots of body

Texas wine school Chardonnay tasting. Petrol aroma, briny, butter, Oakes, straw, lots of body

Jan 13th, 2022
Christopher Fedorchak

If you like oaked chardonnay, then this is wonderful. I do not like this style and prefer their low oaked chards. Nice oak on the nose. Citrus. Buttery and lots of oak in the palate.

If you like oaked chardonnay, then this is wonderful. I do not like this style and prefer their low oaked chards. Nice oak on the nose. Citrus. Buttery and lots of oak in the palate.

Dec 24th, 2016
Chuck Landers

Chuck had this 5 years ago

Chuck had this 5 years ago

Feb 10th, 2017