Ramey Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is deliciously elegant yet decadently rich in all the right ways, from a prime, longtime vineyard source planted to vines over 40 years old. Honeyed apple comes to the fore amid lush, formidable layers of complexity and high-minded pursuit, never getting bogged down, the minerality perfectly pitched and the oak fully integrated.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard (1,350 cases) exhibits more honeysuckle and green apple skin characteristics in a rich, exuberant, crisp, mineral style with a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, a lovely texture and a long finish. Drink now-2018.
Wine SpectatorA rich, creamy texture frames the ripe fig, melon, hazelnut and sandalwood flavors, all set in an elegant, delicate framework, sailing along on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,344 cases made.