Sourced from four sites in the valley, this is David's calling card Chardonnay, and what a beauty it is!
Throughout his career, David Ramey's wines have been some of the most sought-after in the world. Learning his craft from luminary Christian Moueix at Château Pétrus, his roots remained in California, and he returned home to put these techniques into practice. In his richly varied career, he has helped establish wineries that have become household names, including interstellar Napa institutions Dominus and Rudd Estate. Whilst still at Dominus, he produced his first wine in 1996 under his own label using fruit from the Hyde Vineyard, produced in partnership with his good friend and fellow Cali icon, John Konsgaard. Just over 20 years on, in an interview with Stephen Tanzer of Vinous, David is convinced that the wines he is making today are better than ever before and will age even more consistently and profoundly.
FROM THE PRESS
“The 2017 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is another stellar wine, especially within its peer group. Fresh, nuanced and super-expressive, the 2017 is loaded with character. The 2017 is really vibrant today. Lemon confit, flowers and mint add to the wine’s energy. Drink 2020-2027, 93 points.”Antonio Galloni, Vinous