Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by David Ramey and his wife Carla. David is a true pioneer of traditional artisan winemaking techniques in California. At a time when making wine using “by the book” conventional methods was the norm, he began using practices considered revolutionary by applying old-world techniques he learned working in France to the perfectly ripe fruit of Napa and Sonoma. His groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, sur lies aging, whole-cluster pressing and malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth than previously known. As a result, David has become one of California’s most respected winemakers and has created a benchmark style now emulated by many. He takes chances, often harvesting his grapes at the last possible moment to create his signature Burgundian style wines that are widely praised by his peers, consumers and critics alike.
Chardonnay Russian River Valley
$87.99 x 6Regular price $467.20 PER CASE
Coming from special vineyard sites, our Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy. Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines. - David Ramey
Eric Asimov, The New York Times:
David Ramey is one of the wise men of the modern California wine industry. He’s had 40-plus years in the business, making wine for others and for Ramey Wine Cellars, his family label. This succulent, energetic chardonnay from selected vineyards in the Russian River Valley is a picture of balance and harmony, tightly wound with floral, herbal and lively fruit flavors.
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
$136.99 x 6Regular price $727.38 PER CASE
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This wine vastly overdelivers on its price point—a rarity in its category and peers. Made from grapes throughout the appellation, the majority from St. Helena, it blends in small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Franc. Turned earth, pungent tobacco leaf and currant define its savory, substantially structured elegance that offers room to age.
Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview
$99.99 x 6Regular price $530.92 PER CASE
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Sourced entirely from Charles Ranch and pouring a pale straw color, the 2021 Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview is fresh and lifted with aromas of salted lime, sea spray, agave, and green pineapple. On the palate. this medium-bodied white is spritely with notes of crunchy fresh fruit and has a silky soft, stony texture to round out its linear drive. It’s fresh with vibrant energy and ripe fruit, white peach, and fresh flowers. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.
Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard
$164.99 x 6Regular price $876.01 PER CASE
96 Points, Wine Advocate
The 2020 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard was harvested on August 17th before the wildfire smoke arrived, and with its pure, mineral-driven expression, it's worth cellaring for several years. The nose opens with iodine and nori tones that give way to pretty scents of panna cotta, spring honey and lilac. The medium-bodied palate is buzzing with shimmery acidity that enlivens its perfumed fruit, and it has a long, saline-driven finish.