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Chardonnay 'Rochioli Vineyard', Ramey Cellars

David Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for such wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. With that impressive resume, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996.

They have been producing critically acclaimed, award-winning wines ever since, committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as their primary varietals.

Located amidst the natural charm of Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars embodies the balance that is the essence of California wine:

  • Absolute attention to the tiniest detail, balanced by a willingness to trust nature’s sometimes unpredictable impulses.
  • A philosophy rooted in traditional methods combined with an eagerness to explore exciting innovations in the industry.
  • The belief that life is for living, wine is for sharing, and harmony is essential to both.

Soil: Yolo sandy loam and overwash, derived from sedimentary formation in alluvial fans

Clones: The Mid-40 block is clone 4 (planted in 1995) and clone 76 (planted in 1995 and 1998). River block is clone 5 (planted in 1998). The Allen Vineyard, which the Rochiolis have farmed for many years is clone 76 (planted in 2001 and 2005).

Detail: The Rochioli family has lived on and farmed these vineyards for almost 80 years.

AVA: Russian River Valley

United States
Russian River Valley