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Dit vinden de wijnexperts van Ramey

Vinous – Antonio Galloni

David Ramey is one of the few producers in California that excels with all of the main varieties. The wines are generally rich and luscious, but in recent years some of that has been dialed back, most notably on the Chardonnays. There are plenty of highlights in this range, including the Chardonnays, which are terrific in 2017. As always, Ramey favors a more Burgundian approach to aging, with longer time in barrel than is typical in California. Readers should also take a close look at the Claret and Napa Valley Cabernet, both of which offer fine value in today's world.

(januari 2020)
Jeb Dunnuck
Jeb Dunnuck – Audrey Frick

Founded in 1996 by David and Carla Ramey, the Rameys are continuing to produce benchmark wines, while raising the bar for what Sonoma can achieve. In 2022, the Healdsburg-based winery was officially handed over to their children, Claire and Alan, who now share responsibility as co-presidents. During my tasting with Dave, Claire, and Alan, they arranged several side-by-side comparisons with reference point wines from other wine regions. The highlight of these comparisons came when I tasted the 2020 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard alongside the Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 2020 Saint-Aubin Premier Cru En Remilly Hommage A Marguerite (94 points), as well as the Domaine Michelot 2020 Meursault Premier Cru Perrieres (92 points). While the Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey was wonderfully impressive and textural, the Hyde had fantastic purity and length by comparison. The Domaine Michelot has the structure to have some longevity but felt a touch weedy, which masked its otherwise purer characteristics of green apple, citrus, and toast. It fell short compared to the Hyde and the Saint-Aubin, which was surprising considering the pedigree of this Premiere Cru site from Meursault. The overarching theme across the tasting was the longevity and balanced nature of the wines from Ramey, which comes as less and less of a shock to me as I get to know their wines more intimately. Though I personally have an affinity for the whites, these wines offer tremendous value with age-worthiness across the portfolio. 

(juli 2023)
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