Ramey – Russian River – Chardonnay
David Ramey is one of the founders of California wine, Chardonnay especially. After studying at UC Davis and working at Pétrus in Bordeaux, France, he returned to California to begin producing his own wines. He produces rich, lush California Chardonnays that are balanced by acidity, and minerality.
This Russian River Valley Chardonnay has an enticing nose of spice, honey, and orange zest. The palate is full of juicy pears, apricots, and tropical fruits, while the texture is creamy and broad but balanced by firm acidity. This is a fabulous match for roasted pork chops and apples, or honey-almond chicken.