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    Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2008
    Chardonnay - Sonoma County, California

    Ratings

    • ST91
    • RP90
    Price: $42.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 111160

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This vintage marks a turning point for our Sonoma Coast bottling, as it is the first vintage to be dominated by the Martinelli Charles Ranch on Bohan Dillon Road. Planted in 1980, this is one of the most spectacular vineyards in Sonoma County. This vintage also marks what could be the final inclusion of the Platt Vineyard, as in 2009 the vines have matured enough to merit their own vineyard-designated bottling. A small bit of the Sonoma Stage Vineyard rounds out the blend. 65% Martinelli Charles Ranch, 22% Platt, 13% Sonoma Stage.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Expressive nose offers musky apple, pear, orange zest and smoky minerals. Dense and textured but quite dry and mineral-dominated, with very good purity and mouth-staining citrus and herbal flavors. Strong but harmonious acidity gives the refreshingly bitter finish impressive focus and cut.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Even better is the 2008 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, which offers up notes of crushed rocks, waxy brioche, white peaches, white currants and buttered citrus. This fresh, medium-bodied wine possesses both flavor authority and finesse. It, too, can be drunk over the next 2-3 years.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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