Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley Woolsey Road Vineyard 2017

Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
JD 94
AG 94
WS 94
IWR 94
WA 93
14.5% ABV
Item # 337332

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$69.95
750ml
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94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Seeing 20 months in 20% new barrels, the 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard offers plenty of brioche and white flower nuances to go with rocking levels of Meyer lemon and tart pineapple fruit. It's rich, concentrated, and powerful on the palate, yet also has a racy spine of acidity that just about hits the tart level, yet never goes over the edge. This rocking Russian River Valley Chardonnay is going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade. It's beautiful but needs short-term cellaring. Drink: 2022-2030. (5/21/20)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is a racy wine endowed with terrific richness. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and tropical overtones all grace this unctuous, deeply layered Chardonnay. The balance of textural intensity and freshness is simply compelling. The 2017 is so expressive today. Drink: 2020-2029. (Apr 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Taut, with focused green apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon flavors, backed by vibrant acidity. Savory midpalate, leading to a finish filled with lemon meringue notes and minerally richness. Best from 2022 through 2026. 769 cases made. (8/31/20)"

94 points International Wine Report: "The 2017 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay comes from a site planted in 2007 from cuttings of old Wente from the Platt Vineyard. It has a beautiful bouquet bursting with aromas of lemon bars, tangerine, tropical fruits, toasted brioche, butted almond are complemented with secondary nuances of fresh minerals and white flowers. This is a full-bodied Chardonnay with fantastic viscosity, and remarkable balance of natural acidity and fruit. This is fantastic today and will continue to flourish for the next decade. Drink: 2020-2030. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is savory and earthy with notes of roasted almonds, graphite, mushroom powder and a hint of honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate's expansive, silky character is contrasted by tangy acidity and rocky minerality, finishing very long and pure. It will benefit from another two to three years in bottle. 769 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2026. (Jul 2020)"

Producer notes: "Coming from special vineyard sites, our Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy. Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines. This is our fifth bottling from this unique vineyard. 769 cases produced. Alcohol 14.5%."
94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Seeing 20 months in 20% new barrels, the 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard offers plenty of brioche and white flower nuances to go with rocking levels of Meyer lemon and tart pineapple fruit. It's rich, concentrated, and powerful on the palate, yet also has a racy spine of acidity that just about hits the tart level, yet never goes over the edge. This rocking Russian River Valley Chardonnay is going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade. It's beautiful but needs short-term cellaring. Drink: 2022-2030. (5/21/20)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is a racy wine endowed with terrific richness. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and tropical overtones all grace this unctuous, deeply layered Chardonnay. The balance of textural intensity and freshness is simply compelling. The 2017 is so expressive today. Drink: 2020-2029. (Apr 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Taut, with focused green apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon flavors, backed by vibrant acidity. Savory midpalate, leading to a finish filled with lemon meringue notes and minerally richness. Best from 2022 through 2026. 769 cases made. (8/31/20)"

94 points International Wine Report: "The 2017 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay comes from a site planted in 2007 from cuttings of old Wente from the Platt Vineyard. It has a beautiful bouquet bursting with aromas of lemon bars, tangerine, tropical fruits, toasted brioche, butted almond are complemented with secondary nuances of fresh minerals and white flowers. This is a full-bodied Chardonnay with fantastic viscosity, and remarkable balance of natural acidity and fruit. This is fantastic today and will continue to flourish for the next decade. Drink: 2020-2030. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is savory and earthy with notes of roasted almonds, graphite, mushroom powder and a hint of honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate's expansive, silky character is contrasted by tangy acidity and rocky minerality, finishing very long and pure. It will benefit from another two to three years in bottle. 769 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2026. (Jul 2020)"

Producer notes: "Coming from special vineyard sites, our Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy. Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines. This is our fifth bottling from this unique vineyard. 769 cases produced. Alcohol 14.5%."
Product SKU 337332
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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