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2012 Ramey Chardonnay "Ritchie Vineyard"

Winery: Ramey

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ritchie Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 1,344

KWG Score: 95.8 (based on 6 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: June 26, 2015

Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Chardonnay from the Ritchie Vineyard is excellent. It opens with a fragrant bouquet that you can smell all night. It is a blend of lemon and vanilla oak aromas with a hint of caramel apple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and rich. The flavor profile is a yummy oak infused pear with notes of fig and minerality. I also detected hints of apple and lemon as well. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This Chard would pair well with chicken francese or chicken piccata. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Ritchie Chardonnay walks the fine line between richness & delicacy. It has a complex and harmonious mouthfeel that balances power and elegance. - David Ramey

Organic status: not organic

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