Ramey Sonoma Coast Fort Ross Seaview Chardonnay 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
The 2017 Chardonnay (Fort Ross-Seaview) is soft, creamy and wonderfully inviting, with notes of lemon confit, white flowers, white pepper and mint. The Fort-Ross Seaview Chardonnay - made entirely from Martinelli's Charles Ranch - takes the place of the former Sonoma Coast bottling. The 2017 finishes with terrific freshness and nuance. This is a gorgeous wine.
The appellation 2017 Chardonnay Fort Ross Seaview Sonoma Coast comes all from the Charles Ranch Vineyard and spent a year in 25% new French oak. Terrific notes of sautéed orchard fruits, crushed lemons, and white flowers notes all emerge from the glass, and it has a kiss of background oak, bright acidity, and a great finish. It's a balanced, classic Chardonnay from Ramey that will keep for a decade.
Powerful and well-structured, featuring concentrated Gala apple and white cherry flavors, backed by fresh acidity. Sea salt accents show midpalate, with a minerally finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,359 cases made.