2009 Ramey "Hudson Vineyard" Carneros Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard impresses for its focus and nuance. Layers of chiseled, beautifully delineated fruit emerge from this sculpted Chardonnay. The Hudson is about subtlety first and foremost. Ripe apricots, freshly cut flowers, pastry, lemon, crushed rocks and French oak inform the pure, creamy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid yellow-gold. More powerful and extroverted than the Hyde bottling, offering aromas and flavors of poached pear, peach pit, honey and fig, along with a spicy overtone; a smoky iodine nuance comes up with air, along with a floral quality that carries onto the palate. Closes with impressive energy and breadth, leaving smoke and mineral notes behind.
The tightest and sleekest of the new Rameys, this delivers a laser beam of zesty lemon, blossom and green apple-laced flavors, picking up nice touches of spice and melon. Drink now through 2019