Wine Enthusiast, 2015 Winemaker of the Year - David Ramey, Ramey Wine Cellars
Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for California's Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus Estate and Rudd Estate. At the estate he founded in 1996, Ramey Wine Cellars in Healdsburg, he has long championed traditional, artisanal winemaking techniques in his single-vineyard Chardonnays and Cabernets."
90 Points: "The 2013 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a gorgeous introduction to the vintage at Ramey. Lemon curd, white flowers, mint and lightly honeyed notes open up in an expressive, beautifully textured Chardonnay to drink now and over the next decade. Martinelli's Charles Ranch and Platt are the main fruit sources." - Vinous
"Fresh and lively, with juicy acidity and tart, mouthwatering citrus, white peach, green nectarine and honeydew flavors. Fans of crisp flavors and clean, vibrant wines will enjoy this." - Wine Spectator
"The 2013 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast offers crisp, caramelized citrus, wet stones and white peach in a medium-bodied, fleshy, but crisp, pure style. This should be drunk in its first several years of life." - Robert Parker Jr.