David Ramey is one of the great pioneers in the California wine industry, and his experience is so vast that it actually manifests directly into the flavors, complexity, and vivid characteristics in his wines. You’ll know exactly what I mean when you taste his latest 96 Point Chardonnay… David helped put many iconic wineries on the map including Dominus, Rudd and Jericho Canyon. His first vintage of Chardonnay was at Simi Winery in 1980 and he’s taken everything that he’s learned along the way and poured it into his own brand which he started in 1996. All of his Chardonnays tell a detailed story of their origins and they do so with grace and balance, and without being the least bit overbearing. At under $40, don’t let this one slip by.
This Chardonnay arises from the Charles Ranch Vineyard, which has been in the Martinelli family since the 1800’s. The Vineyard is located in the revered Fort Ross Seaview AVA and it neighbors Peter Michael, Marcassin, Fort Ross and Pahlmeyer… This wine absolutely sets the bar for what Sonoma Coast Chardonnay can be at this price level, and with the 96 Point score and Editors’ Choice selection by The Wine Enthusiast, don’t wait to secure yours.