Ramey Wine Cellars

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.038 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this about a year ago. After stints at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, winemakers David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. Sunshine Straw with aromas of stone and tropical fruit with sweet vanilla oak scents. On the palate apple, peach and apricot flavors, citrus zest with toasty oak. Lingering on a smooth finish ending with creamy notes. Delicious! Aged well. You can still find the 2014, so grab one, you won’t be disappointed.

Had this about a year ago. After stints at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, winemakers David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. Sunshine Straw with aromas of stone and tropical fruit with sweet vanilla oak scents. On the palate apple, peach and apricot flavors, citrus zest with toasty oak. Lingering on a smooth finish ending with creamy notes. Delicious! Aged well. You can still find the 2014, so grab one, you won’t be disappointed.

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Apple, lemon candy, butter oak, almonds, popcorn, honey and limestone. Great acidity and balance.

Apple, lemon candy, butter oak, almonds, popcorn, honey and limestone. Great acidity and balance.

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2017
Ming Liang

Peach, pear, lime, salted caramel, toasted nuts, and hint of tropical fruits on the nose. Very crisp, almost steely. Leaner than I expected. Good balance of acidity and minerality. High alcohol level of 14.5% is well hidden. Very enjoyable.

Peach, pear, lime, salted caramel, toasted nuts, and hint of tropical fruits on the nose. Very crisp, almost steely. Leaner than I expected. Good balance of acidity and minerality. High alcohol level of 14.5% is well hidden. Very enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Following winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. Straw with aromas of sweet stone and tropical fruit with vanilla oak scents. On the palate ripe apple, peach and apricot flavors with toasty oak, creamy. Lingering smooth finish ending with yeasty notes. Delicious!

Following winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. Straw with aromas of sweet stone and tropical fruit with vanilla oak scents. On the palate ripe apple, peach and apricot flavors with toasty oak, creamy. Lingering smooth finish ending with yeasty notes. Delicious!

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2017
Ron Siegel

Off their list that had no white selections but saw this Ramey & ordered as they always show more of a Burgundian side. Very nice!

Off their list that had no white selections but saw this Ramey & ordered as they always show more of a Burgundian side. Very nice!

Oct 8th, 2018
Teri Reed

Excellent!!

Excellent!!

Jun 17th, 2018
Paula Conley

Likes but not enough to buy a case

Likes but not enough to buy a case

Mar 26th, 2018
Ryan Johnson

I would love to age this a few more years. Seems a little out of sync with high acid lemony flavors and oak. I think this will balance out into something really pleasant soon.

I would love to age this a few more years. Seems a little out of sync with high acid lemony flavors and oak. I think this will balance out into something really pleasant soon.

Jan 20th, 2018
Gary Fenstra

This ain’t margarine.

This ain’t margarine.

Jan 13th, 2018
Doug Ching

Buttery. What a way to enjoy NOLA!

Buttery. What a way to enjoy NOLA!

Dec 28th, 2017