2017 Ramey Wine Cellars, Ritchie Chardonnay in gift box

2017 Ramey Wine Cellars, Ritchie Chardonnay in gift box

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2017 Ramey Wine Cellars, Ritchie Chardonnay in gift box

Description

Slight reduction on the nose gives a gunflinty quality which is very attractive. White flowers, a touch of lime and some oatmeal. In short a very complex but inviting nose. Lots of citrus on the palate with a touch of hazelnut taking me to Meursault. The oak is barely noticeable and adds a very fine sweet spice element. I’ve been a fan of Ramey’s Chardonnays since I first tasted them 10 years ago and this latest edition from the famed Ritchie vineyard certainly doesn’t disappoint! Drink 2022-2030.

Fergus Stewart, Private Account Manager, Berry Bros. & Rudd (Sep 2020)

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Critics reviews

Antonio Galloni, Vinous93/100
Wine Advocate94/100
Jeb Dunnuck95+/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous93/100
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

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (Apr 2020) Read more
Wine Advocate94/100
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

Erin Brookes, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020) Read more
Jeb Dunnuck95+/100
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

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (May 2020) Read more