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2008 Ramey - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay - USA - California - Carneros - Carneros/Napa - White

USA - California - Carneros - Carneros/Napa

White Chardonnay
Producer Notes

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... More »

Score
93
WS 88
IWC 95
WA 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2017 WA: 2011-2017 WS: 2011-2015
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

Bright gold. Energetic aromas of green apple, jasmine, minerals and lemon zest. Dry and nervy, with brisk acidity and a saline nuance giving energy and lift to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Vibrant and impressively pure chardonnay, finishing spicy, long and dry, with an intriguing floral quality.

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 193
Drink Dates 2011-2017

Normally I see more stylistic differences between the Hudson and Hyde Chardonnays, but in 2008, they are more similar than usual. The 2008 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard reveals a fragrant bouquet of caramelized citrus, tropical fruits and subtle smoke as well as medium to full-bodied flavors, good acidity and a crisp mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.

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WS 88
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2015

Floral and honeysuckle notes, with touches of lime and citrus, frame this elegant, delicate style, which ends with a clean, refreshing finish.

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Author noelivan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.951%
Tasted On 12/18/2013
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Author Jim Rife
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.503%
Tasted On 06/23/2013
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Author Rafa Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.496%
Tasted On 06/12/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2017

This wine has some citrus and caramelized fruit characteristics with a medium to medium plus acidity. Definitely leaves aging potential for 5 years. Smoke and oak is evident on the palate and intricately winds itself into a buttery smooth medium plus bodied wine.

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