VOLUME 10, ISSUE 14
July 12, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Wayfarer Wines Grab My Attention - Again Fathers & Daughters Cellars: Inaugural Releases from Ferrington Vineyard Airlie Winery: Sweet Spot Pinot Noir Gypsy Canyon Kingston Family Vineyards Many Very Good to Extraordinary California Pinot Noirs Tasted Recently Several Very Good to Extraordinary Oregon Pinot Noirs Tasted Recently Sips of White Wines Tasted Recently Update on Happenings at Soliste Pinot Briefs
Ramey Wine Cellars
David Ramey is a prominent, veteran California winemaker who is known for his Chardonnays. He has been an innovator who led the charge over 30 years ago away from technically proficient squeaky clean wines towards natural winemaking methods.
The sources for Chardonnay have been impeccable incljuding Ritchie Vineyard, Hyde Vineyard, and Hudson Vineyard. In 2012, he released a Pinot Noir from the Platt Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast. A number of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons and a Sonoma Coast Syrah round out the lineup.
The wines are sold through a mailing list with some retail distribution.
Articles About Ramey Wine Cellars
2012 Ramey Hyde Vineyard Napa Carneros Chardonnay
14.5% alc., 1,212 cases, $65. Released February 2015. Primarily Old Wente with some Robert Young field selections planted in 1991 and 1997. Harvest Brix 22.9º average. Whole cluster pressed, native yeast fermentation, full native malolactic fermentation in barrel with sur lies batonnâge. Aged 18 months in ! new Francois Frères French oak barrels. Fined and bottled unfiltered. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. A superb wine with bright aromas of lemon, grilled peach, brioche, and steely resolve. Intensely flavored, yet crisp and lively on the palate, with tastes of lemon, pineapple, peach, vanilla, caramel and spice. Beautifully composed and balanced, and a delight to drink. Hyde fruit is pretty much a guarantee of stunning Chardonnay. Score: 94. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »
2012 Ramey Platt Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $74. Very limited, not offered for sale on website. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is flush with aromas of rose petal, forest floor, conifer and dried herbs. Full-bodied flavors of ripe black cherry and black raspberry with a savory herbal thread in the background. A bit daunting at present with a finish that has a good cut of acidity and length, but is dry and taut with overwhelmingly astringent tannins. Probably best to cellar this wine to see if the tannins ameliorate or match the wine with hearty protein dishes if opened now. Score: 88. Reviewed March 16, 2015 ARTICLE »
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