In 1996 Ramey Cellars was founded by David and Carla Ramey. David achieved his graduate degree at the University of California at Davis where he developed a thesis on how aromas evolve in wine, and it is still used in the curriculum today. Having worked at other notable wineries such as Petrus, Chalk Hill, and Dominus Estate, David also pioneered traditional, artisan winemaking techniques in a time where wine was not the craft that it is today. Creating a full-bodied style of Chardonnay through indigenous yeasts, prolonged sur lie ageing, and incorporation of malolactic fermentation has allowed Ramey Cellars to develop the richer style of Chardonnay that California is now known for. Most of their fruit comes from distinguished vineyards in Northern California, and are consistently well-received by aficionados.
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