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2003 Ramey Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 70342-2003

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($56) Pale yellow-green color. Wonderfully complex nose offers lime, peach, iodine, minerals, vanilla cream, truffle, smoke, hazelnut and earth. Sweet and lush yet light on its feet; this is actually the lowest in residual sugar of these vineyard-designated chardonnays, though all of them are under one gram per liter. Intriguing notes of biscuit and caramel. Saline and soil-inflected wine, with a long, chewy finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Full-bodied yet with understated flavors built around creamy fig, apricot and melon. The flavors build on the finish, revealing good complexity and concentration and finishing with a long, intricate aftertaste. 830 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2003 Chardonnay Hudson exhibits notes of tropical fruits, lemons, oranges, and tangerines, medium to full body, and a lusty, heady, extroverted style that is unmistakably California in orientation. Ramey kindly did a vertical of his two single-vineyard Chardonnays from the Hyde and Hudson Vineyards, and it was interesting that the Hudson aged quickly and was beginning to fade after 2-3 years, but the Hyde wines, even the oldest one, the 1996, were fresh and superb. David Ramey also has a successful consulting business. His list of clients includes the likes of Benziger, Saracina, Dierburg, Niebaum-Coppola, Lancaster, Audellsa, Landmark, Snowden, Rodney Strong, and Manoogian.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Rodney M
Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by husband and wife team David and Carla Ramey. David had previously made wine at such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. Located in Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars prides itself on producing hand-crafted wines using a combination of Old World tradition and New World innovation. Ramey crafts Cabernet blends and Chardonnays sourced from fruit in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The Cabernets include those from Diamond Mountain District and Jericho Canyon Vineyard, as well as a Napa Valley Claret. The Chardonnays are both vineyard-designate and appellation, made in identical fashion so as to reflect their sense of place. The Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed, fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast and bottled without filtration. In addition to their dedication to Cabernet and Chardonnay, Ramey has recently produced a Carneros Syrah and looks forward to purchasing vineyards of their own.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 136 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 34 collectors)