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Ramey 'Ritchie Vineyard'

Chardonnay, 2007

USA California White

Russian River Valley 75cl

I love the Ramey wines. On a recent trip to California I was lucky enough to go to a fabulous dinner where a select bunch of wineries featured their wines with dinner the theme being a new release and a museum release. Ramey showed the 2014 Ritchie Chardonnay and this the 2007 which it's fair to say was hugely popular with the 14 other journalists and merchants at the dinner. If ever a wine disproved that Californian Chardonnay cannot age !
I would argue this is showing better at 10 years of age than many pretty fancy white Burgundies..
So we persuaded Ramey to send a few cases over. Not cheap but again compare this to quality aged white Burgundy and it compares favourably.
Youthful is the keyword here, but also showing tertiary/developed characters.
Stone fruit, nutty oak, spice, smoky notes too on the nose.
Lovely creamy palate, textural and delicious- stone fruits, citrus creamy oak, long and nutty with spice, good acidity too. Its wonderfully complex and grows in the glass.
Serve with rich fish dishes, white meats etc . So long and so delicious.
Some of this will be in the NY cellar that's for sure!

Published: 17 June 2017

, Author: Noel

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