2021 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Chardonnay - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WE 95 WS 94 JD 92
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast,

Both agile and relaxed, this well-balanced, vibrant and concentrated wine carries layers of crisp apple, pastry crust and lemon curd on snappy acidity that complements a fairly rich texture and medium body. Its...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, July 2023

This powerful version offers mouthwatering lemon curd, lime blossom and mandarin orange flavors that show notes of fresh-grated ginger and lemon verbena. Sea salt minerality gains momentum on the finish, where grace notes...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, July 2023

The 2021 Chardonnay Russian River Valley takes on a little more ripe fruit and roundness, with ripe yellow apple, chamomile, and melon rind. It has a more rounded mouthfeel and takes on fuller body, with a supple, silky...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2021 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a remarkable white wine that showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned Ramey winery. With its elegant appearance and enticing aromas, this wine is a true epitome of California's winemaking prowess.

In the glass, this Chardonnay displays a stunning pale straw color, reminiscent of a golden sunset over the Russian River Valley. The wine exudes a sense of purity and clarity, capturing the essence of its terroir. The nose is immediately greeted by enticing aromas of lemon curd, lime blossom, and mandarin orange, which effortlessly blend with notes of fresh-grated ginger and lemon verbena. These fragrances create an invigorating bouquet that tempts the senses.

Upon the first sip, the palate is enveloped by a symphony of flavors that dance across the taste buds with grace and finesse. The mouthwatering lemon curd and lime blossom flavors take center stage, accompanied by vibrant hints of citrus zest and white pepper. As the wine develops, a sea salt minerality emerges, adding complexity and depth to the experience. The medium body and well-balanced acidity contribute to a harmonious structure, allowing the wine to glide smoothly across the palate.

The finish of this Chardonnay is truly captivating, with grace notes of toasted green tea and pastry crust lingering on the tongue. Its creamy-tangy finish is both refreshing and indulgent, leaving a lasting impression that begs for another sip.

Rated 94 points by Wine Spectator and 95 points by Wine Enthusiast, this wine has garnered high praise from esteemed critics. Wine Spectator describes it as a "powerful version" with impressive aging potential, recommending it to be enjoyed now through 2030. Wine Enthusiast praises its agility, balance, and concentration, noting the layers of crisp apple and lemon curd that are complemented by snappy acidity.

The 2021 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a testament to the artistry and dedication of Ramey's winemaking team. It embodies the essence of the Russian River Valley, showcasing the unique characteristics of the region's terroir. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this exceptional Chardonnay is sure to delight even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.