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Ramey 2018 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California

Available:  Only 2 left in stock $69.99
Size: 750.00ml
Planted in the early ‘70s, these old, gnarly trunked vines produce small clusters with distinct “hen and chick” berry sizes. The floral character of the small portion of Musqué lends an aromatic lift while the Old Wente clone provides structure and acidity. Gently pressed whole clusters achieve phenolic delicacy. Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage. Aged 20 months in 25% new French oak barrels then traditionally fined for clarity and texture and bottled without filtration. This Chardonnay walks the fine line between richness and delicacy. It has a complex and harmonious mouthfeel that balances power with elegance. “From older plantings on a wide-spaced site—one the producer has worked with for some time—this wine is complicated and wild, combining rich, elegant flavors of salty sea breeze with ginger and lemon puree. Seamless and supple, it has a backbone of structure and lively acidity that pair effortlessly with the apple and pear.” – Wine Enthusiast (98 Points)

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018

Wine Type: White

Appellation: Russian River Valley