Ramey Wine Cellars

A select group of winemakers can be credited with revolutionizing modern day winemaking in California. They are the innovators who, some 20 years ago, brought Old World traditions back to a New World that had thrown in its lot with university scientists to make squeaky clean wines largely devoid of character. The goal of these new wave winemakers was to put terroir back into the bottle and create wines of unique distinction.

David Ramey is widely acknowledged to be among the wine pioneers whose efforts helped raise the bar for all American winemakers and brought California to the forefront of the international wine world. David's groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts and malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth than previously known. As a result, he created a benchmark style now emulated by many.

David Ramey is certainly one of the best known and most highly regarded winemakers in California. David has finally realized his dream of producing wines under his own name and has devoted himself exclusively to this pursuit.

"A multi-tasker, David Ramey's Healdsburg operation garnered lavish reviews for his Cabernet Sauvignons in issue #186. He also demonstrates a Midas touch with Chardonnay, while continuing to fine tune his Syrah portfolio. In addition, Ramey's consulting business appears to be growing by leaps and bounds, and he has been a major factor in turning around the quality of a number of wineries. The 2007 Ramey Chardonnays are all strong efforts, including the three generic offerings from the Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Carneros, and his single vineyard efforts from the Hudson, Hyde, and Ritchie vineyards." – Robert Parker, February 2010

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Ramey 'Russian River Valley' Chardonnay 2016
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "This is a great appellation wine, overdelivering on price with an opening touch of matchstick that evolves into a stony, high-toned expression of tangerine and blood orange. Within the fruit are savory notes of nutmeg, hazelnut and ginger that linger leisurely on the lengthy
Item Number: 33169
Case: $395.40

Ramey Cellars 'Annum' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
95  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 95 "With a Pauillac-like style in its graphite, blackcurrant, lead pencil and tobacco aromatics, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is a full-bodied, concentrated, seamless 2014 that’s very much in the style of the 2014 vintage. Despite the upfront charm, it has plenty of underlying
Item Number: 33168
Case: $509.70

Ramey 'Claret' Meritage 2016
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 Editor's Choice "This blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. Together, they interweave into a cohesive whole of clove, black pepper and meaty intensity and integrated oak. Soft and round on the palate, it pleases at an
Item Number: 32457
Case: $431.40

Ramey 'Sonoma Coast' Chardonnay 2015
93  Jeb Dunnuck 
Wine Enthusiast 95 # 9 Top 100 2018 "“This combines grapes from the Martinelli family’s Charles Ranch Vineyard in Fort Ross-Seaview with grapes from Platt Vineyard, a site long sourced by Ramey overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Freestone – the producer’s coolest site. It melds exotic ginger with
Item Number: 31402
Case: $395.40

Sidebar Cellars by David Ramey Sauvignon Blanc 2017
The Wine From Brassfield Vineyard in High Valley of Lake County, this is a unique vineyard with gravelly-sandy loam soil at 1,800 feet of elevation. It is one of the coolest microclimates in Lake County, allowing for prolonged hangtime and excellent acidity. The vines are a combination of Sauvignon
Item Number: 31295
Case: $179.40

Ramey 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
93  Jeb Dunnuck 
Vinous Media 93 "he 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is just as appealing today as it was last year. Supple, open-knit and expressive, the 2014 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Floral and savory notes add an attractive upper register in this mid-weight, juicy 2014. Bright red stone fruit, plum and
Item Number: 31245
Case: $707.40

Ramey 'Ritchie' Chardonnay 2014
95  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 95 "Youthfully mute at this primary stage, the 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard offers suggestions of lemon curd, white peaches and white grapefruit with underlying notes of honeyed toast and butterscotch. The palate is full-on seduction with an appealingly oily texture and tons of
Item Number: 26720

Ramey 'Platt' Chardonnay 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2014 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard has expressive pink grapefruit, warm peaches and brioche notes with hints of praline and ginger. Medium-bodied with great richness and depth in the mouth, it has a lovely creamy texture offset by a wicked backbone of freshness, finishing long
Item Number: 26500

Ramey 'Woolsey Road' Chardonnay 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2014 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard is a powerful, intense wine with real phenolic intensity. This is an especially rich, deep and layered wine with exquisite finesse and pedigree. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2014 for at least a few years. This is a special
Item Number: 26011
Case: $635.40

Ramey 'Hyde' Chardonnay 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "A little closed at this youthful stage, the 2014 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard offers subtle honeyed peach, pineapple and passion fruit notes with touches of baking bread and cashews. The palate delivers the goods, packed with rich tropical fruit characters and a toasty/cedary
Item Number: 24583

Ramey 'Rodger's Creek' Syrah 2013
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93-95 "Ramey's 2013 Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Here the flavors and textures are finely sketched, with gorgeous vibrancy, tension and energy. Graphite, pencil shavings, smoke, blackberry jam and lavender notes add complexity on the chiseled
Item Number: 21787

Ramey 'Pedregal' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92-94 "A vivid, totally vibrant wine, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard stands out for its sheer nuance. Rich and enveloping - especially within the context of the year - the 2011 is layered with the essence of deeply spiced black cherries, mocha, espresso and violets. With
Item Number: 16942

Ramey 'Russian River Valley' Chardonnay 2015
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 Editor's Choice "This is one heck of a deal for a wine of this quality and substance. Sourced from four ranches farmed by the Dutton family, as well as the producer's estate and two Rochioli sites, it shows the beauty of blending from such incredible places—a study in exotic

Ramey 'Sonoma Coast' Chardonnay 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) offers good up front intensity in a mid-weight style that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Lemon confit, orchard fruit, chamomile and lightly oaked notes are laced into the silky finish. This is a very pretty, bright Sonoma Coast

Sidebar Cellars by David Ramey Sauvignon Blanc 2016
90  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 90 "The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc High Valley is also outstanding, with vibrant notes of grapefruit, white flowers and citrus. Sourced from Lake County, drink this medium-bodied, pure, elegant white over the coming year or so.”  About - Sourced from Brassfield vineyard, in an east-west

Ramey 'Claret' Meritage 2015
92  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 92 "Moving to the reds, the 2015 Claret checks in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 6% Syrah, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot all aged in 10-15% new French oak. Lots of blackcurrants, olive, peppery herbs, and cedar notes emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant

Ramey 'Russian River Valley' Chardonnay 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 90 "Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Russian River has an understated nose of ripe apples and apricots with a creamy/yeasty undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate provides nice richness, with plenty of pure stone fruit and citrusy flavors supported by refreshing acidity, finishing long and

Sidebar Cellars by David Ramey Sauvignon Blanc 2015
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 32 "Focused and precise, with detailed lemon meringue, orange blossom and lime zest flavors that are intense, fragrant and harmonious on the long, crisp finish. Drink now."  About - Sourced from Brassfield vineyard, in an east-west valley, at 1800 feet in

Ramey 'Sonoma Coast' Syrah 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "From a range of vineyards including Cole and Rodgers Creek, this blend is thick and soft, highlighted in charcuterie, black licorice and tar aromas. Birch and leather add more savory personality, as the nose continues to suggest the aromatic landscape of an Italian deli. It's

Ramey Cellars 'Annum' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
94  International Wine Report 
International Wine Report 94 "The 2013 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon is a fantastic effort from David Ramey. This blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc delivers bold aromas of ripe blackberries and dark currants woven together with sweet spices, dried sage, violets, cherry pipe tobacco

Ramey 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  International Wine Report 
Vinous Media 92 "Another delicious wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific example of the year. Creamy and beautifully layered on the palate, the 2013 captures all of the pedigree of this great vintage in a style that offers a bit more immediacy than many other wines. Best of all, the

Ramey 'Platt' Chardonnay 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2013 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard, under the well-known Sonoma Coast terroir, offers elegant white currant, quince and stony notes with hints of apple blossom, lemon oil and a touch of orange rind. This medium-bodied wine should drink nicely for 3-4 years."  Under the Ramey

Ramey 'Ritchie' Chardonnay 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 94 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 38 "Shows amazing vibrancy and purity of flavor, brimming with juicy, lemon-scented green apple, white peach and tangerine notes, enlivened by zesty acidity and a long, persistent aftertaste that maintains focus and depth. Drink now through 2020. 1,250 cases

Ramey 'Woolsey Road' Chardonnay 2013
94  Vinous Media 
The Corkscrew Report 95-96 "The 2013 represents only the second bottling of Chardonnay sourced from the Woolsey Road vineyard, planted and owned by the Martinelli family, and, damn, is this great stuff! Orchard fruit, lemon and honey are most notable, along with a pleasant minerality. Distinct

Ramey 'Claret' Meritage 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "“Pure, clean and graceful, this is very rich and well-structured, with a deep, layered core of currant, blackberry, mocha and underbrush, ending with a long, lingering aftertaste. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 3% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.