Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley Ritchie Vineyard 2017

Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
JD 95
WA 94
AG 93
WS 93
CT 93
14.5% ABV
Item # 337331

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$69.95
750ml
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95+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "Seeing the standard 20 months in 20% new French oak, the 2017 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard comes from one of the Grand Cru sites in the Russian River Valley. It has remarkable purity and elegance to go with ample richness (which is the hallmark of this site) as well as notes of ripe lemon and citrus fruits, lots of spice and crushed rock-like minerality, medium to full-bodied richness, and a great finish. It's up with the top Chardonnay in the vintage but needs 2-3 years of bottle age. It's going to be drinking brilliantly at age 15. Drink: 2022-2032. (5/21/20)"

94 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is perfumed with soft white blossoms, quince, beeswax and a nutty undercurrent. Medium-bodied and super silky, it expands to perfumed peachy fruit in the mouth, segueing to bright acidity and nutty nuances on the very long, energetic finish. 683 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2027. (Jul 2020)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard needs a bit of time in bottle to be at its most expressive. It shows fine depth, creaminess and energy, but the elements are not all put together just yet. Light apricot, butter and floral notes hint at what is to come. Drink: 2021-2027. (Apr 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Vividly spicy, with concentrated baked pear, apple pastry and dried apricot flavors, backed by glistening acidity. Lemon meringue and quince paste notes fill the rich finish. Best from 2021 through 2025. 683 cases made. (8/31/20)"

93 points CellarTracker.com community score.

Producer notes: "Our Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay walks the fine line between richness and delicacy. It has a complex and harmonious mouthfeel that balances power with elegance. 683 cases. Alcohol 14.5%."
95+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "Seeing the standard 20 months in 20% new French oak, the 2017 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard comes from one of the Grand Cru sites in the Russian River Valley. It has remarkable purity and elegance to go with ample richness (which is the hallmark of this site) as well as notes of ripe lemon and citrus fruits, lots of spice and crushed rock-like minerality, medium to full-bodied richness, and a great finish. It's up with the top Chardonnay in the vintage but needs 2-3 years of bottle age. It's going to be drinking brilliantly at age 15. Drink: 2022-2032. (5/21/20)"

94 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is perfumed with soft white blossoms, quince, beeswax and a nutty undercurrent. Medium-bodied and super silky, it expands to perfumed peachy fruit in the mouth, segueing to bright acidity and nutty nuances on the very long, energetic finish. 683 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2027. (Jul 2020)"

93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard needs a bit of time in bottle to be at its most expressive. It shows fine depth, creaminess and energy, but the elements are not all put together just yet. Light apricot, butter and floral notes hint at what is to come. Drink: 2021-2027. (Apr 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "Vividly spicy, with concentrated baked pear, apple pastry and dried apricot flavors, backed by glistening acidity. Lemon meringue and quince paste notes fill the rich finish. Best from 2021 through 2025. 683 cases made. (8/31/20)"

93 points CellarTracker.com community score.

Producer notes: "Our Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay walks the fine line between richness and delicacy. It has a complex and harmonious mouthfeel that balances power with elegance. 683 cases. Alcohol 14.5%."
Product SKU 337331
Producer Ramey
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 14.5%
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