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2005 Ramey Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / CARNEROS
  • 94 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 70342-2005-750-2A

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$49.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($60) Green-tinged gold. Ripe orange, pear and honeydew on the nose, with iodine and anise adding complexity. Deep and creamy, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors and bracing minerality. Becomes spicier on the long, vibrant finish. This is strikingly pure and persistent.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Rating: 18

    Aromas of wet stone and golden apple, with a whiff of smoke. On the earthy side, bracing and minerally, and with a focused palate of apple, pear, tropical fruit, caramel and a hint of honey. Slightly tart finish should soften with time. There's a lot lurking in the background, so cellar; for the impatient, decant. (LM)
    Author: Linda Murphy
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Offering copious amounts of orange marmalade, smoky hazelnuts, and tropical fruits, the full-bodied, rich 2005 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard is on a faster evolutionary track than the Hyde Vineyard.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Dan McD
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2009-2012
    Author: CBS Wine
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 649 bottles owned
  • 63 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 63 collectors)