2020 RAMEY Chardonnay
Fort Ross ~ Seaview Sonoma Coast

$45.00

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Experience the coastal elegance of the 2020 Ramey Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast. Indulge in its vibrant citrus flavors and creamy texture. Grab a few bottles and enjoy the exquisite expression of California terroir. Order now and savor the essence of David Ramey’s winemaking mastery. Cheers to unforgettable moments and exceptional wines!
Volume: 750 ML | 14.5% ABV

16 in stock

Decanter – 94 Points

Sourced just two miles from the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 340 metres, this muscular yet distinctly maritime expression of the Sonoma Coast leads with brisk, salt-etched flavours of grapefruit and honeydew melons. While buoyantly fruity and weighty on the palate, it’s a focused, elegantly composed Chardonnay with a juicy, concentrated finish. Feb/2023 —decanter.com

Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

Wonderful butter and toasted oak aromas start this full-bodied wine off nicely, before vivid Pippin apples, lemon zest and pineapples kick up the palate. It shows a vibrancy and balance that are appetizing and bode well for further aging. Best through 2030. Jul/2023 —Jim Gordon | wineenthusiast.com

Jeb Dunnuck – 92 Points

As with the 2021 vintage, the 2020 Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview was sourced from Charles Ranch and pours a medium silver straw hue. In the glass, it initially is a touch more reserved aromatically before starting open up, when it reveals a palate of layers, with a touch of flinty wet stone, saline, melon and pithy citrus, ripe lime, and fresh flowers, as well as a delicate smokiness. Medium to full-bodied, with ripe fruit, including pithier citrus and a tropical touch of quince, it has a long finish. Drink it over the next 4-6 years. Jul/2023 —Jeb Dunnuck | jebdunnuck.com

Description

The 2020 Ramey Chardonnay from the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA in Sonoma Coast is a sublime expression of California’s coastal terroir. Crafted by the acclaimed winemaker David Ramey, this Chardonnay exudes elegance and finesse from vine to bottle. Sourced from select vineyards along the rugged Sonoma Coast, the wine showcases the cool climate and maritime influence of the region.

In the glass, it gleams with a pale straw hue, inviting anticipation of its vibrant aromas and flavors. Fragrant notes of Meyer lemon, green apple, and white peach dance alongside hints of toasted almond and subtle oak spices. On the palate, layers of citrus and stone fruit intertwine with a creamy texture and crisp acidity, creating a harmonious balance and a lingering, satisfying finish.

The 2020 Ramey Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast embodies the essence of its coastal origins, offering a sensory journey that captures the beauty and complexity of California’s terroir. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with seafood or poultry dishes, this Chardonnay is sure to delight wine enthusiasts with its sophistication and depth.

Ramey Wine Cellars, founded by David Ramey in 1996, emerged as a beacon of excellence in California winemaking, reflecting David Ramey’s passion, expertise, and commitment to quality. With a career spanning over four decades, David Ramey honed his craft at renowned wineries like Château Pétrus in Bordeaux and Dominus Estate in Napa Valley before venturing to establish his eponymous label.

From its inception, Ramey Wine Cellars has focused on crafting terroir-driven wines that showcase the unique characteristics of California’s diverse vineyards. Embracing traditional winemaking techniques alongside modern innovations, Ramey emphasizes minimal intervention to allow the grapes’ natural expression to shine through.

Over the years, Ramey Wine Cellars has garnered widespread acclaim for its portfolio of exceptional Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and other varietals. David Ramey’s meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard and cellar has earned him a reputation as one of California’s preeminent winemakers, celebrated for his ability to produce wines of remarkable complexity, balance, and longevity.

Today, Ramey Wine Cellars remains dedicated to its founding principles, continuing to produce wines that exemplify the best of California winemaking while pushing the boundaries of quality and innovation. With each vintage, David Ramey and his team invite wine enthusiasts to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, celebrating the rich tapestry of California’s viticultural heritage.

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