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2011 Ramey Chardonnay "Hudson Vineyard"

Ramey 2011 Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay

Winery: Ramey

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hudson Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 937

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 16, 2014

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from Ramey opens with a very inviting vanilla oak bouquet with a hint of lemon and pear. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, pretty acidic and lively. The flavor profile is a tasty mild butterscotch and ripe red apple blend with hints of oak and butter. The finish is dry and its flavors are very nicely prolonged. This Chard would pair well with lobster bisque. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: If the 2010 vintage was cool, the 2011 vintage was cold. We didn't start harvesting Chardonnay until the end of September. This vintage displays the richness of fully mature fruit coupled with crisp, refreshing acidity. This year's bottling is the fifth to come entirely from B-block, planted in 2001 to a Wente selection from the Hyde Vineyard, so the vines were eleven years old this vintage and further developing their maturity. Hudson Vineyard wines tend to a more muscular, masculine character—broad-shouldered, if you will.

Organic status: not organic

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