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Ramey Wine Cellars

Healdsburg, CA United States

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  • 2018 Ramey Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
    Russian River Valley
    Vineyard Site: 50% De La Montanya (Pommard, 115, & Calera), 25% Bucher Vineyard North L Block (777), 20% Dutton Goff Vineyard (115), and 5% Kilcullen Vineyard (Pommard) Soil: Huichica clay and Spreckels loam at De La Montanya, Yorkville clay at Bucher, and Goldridge fine sandy loam at Goff and Kilcullen Growing Season: The 2018 season was exemplary. Spring was drier than in 2017, and after two years of poor set, consistently mild weather led to good berry set. Higher cluster counts than the low yielding years of 2015-2017, coupled with cooler late summer temperatures, brought longer hang times with harvest dates up to two weeks later than the previous vintage. Harvest Date | Brix: September 11-29 | 23.7˚ average Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir Fermentation: Tank fermented with native yeast and 25% whole cluster. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel Aging: As traditionally practiced in Burgundy, we use an anaerobic approach with our Pinot Noir to preserve freshness. It was aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and spent 13 months in 39% new French barrels (François Frères, Demptos and Taransaud). The wine was then lightly fined with egg white and bottled without filtration.
    Suggested Retail Price: $50


Hailed as “Professor Chardonnay” by Wine Spectator, David Ramey is among a distinguished group of pioneering American vintners who revolutionized modern-day winemaking and elevated California to the forefront of the international wine community. In 1996, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars with the vision of crafting classically styled, elegant and balanced wines that age beautifully. Still exclusively owned by the Rameys, the next generation is now working in the family winery. Claire and Alan Ramey work in all aspects of the business, from winemaking to representing the company across the world. Ramey Wine Cellars crafts exceptional expressions of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir from top vineyards in Sonoma and Napa.

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