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Chardonnay 'Ritchie Vineyard', Ramey Cellars

  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Sourced from Ritchie vineyard in the Russian River Valley
  • The block Ramey sources from Kent Ritchie’s vineyard was planted in 1972
  • Ritchie vineyard is widely spaced, as was the fashion in the early ’70s, and has large trunks that produce small slusters
  • Planted in gravelly, sandy Goldridge Loam over volcanic Tufa rock
  • Old Wente selection
  • Whole cluster pressed for phenolic delicacy
  • Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentation in barrel
  • Aged for 20 months in 20% new French oak barrels and settled in tank
  • Unfiltered
  • 898 cases produced
  • 14.5% abv
Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White