Do you keep wine corks and empty wine bottles? I do. I’m somewhat sentimental that way. All throughout my house… yes, even in the bathroom… I have memories of wonderful wine experiences. They are soft reminders of birthdays and laughing with friends. Travels for work and smells of 100-year-old cellars. If you collected my memories, you would see one name pop up more than others: Ramey Wine Cellars.
What’s the big deal about Ramey? It may not be your mama’s wine, but I can tell you for a fact that it’s this mama’s wine! If I am going over to a friend’s house for dinner, or I don’t know what to pair with dinner, you simply can’t go wrong with anything from Ramey Wine Cellars.
They are located in Healdsburg, a quaint town in Sonoma, that reminds me of the East Coast minus the freezing temperatures. It is led by the impressive winemaker David Ramey and his crew of wine magicians. This open warehouse is temperature controlled and contains barrels, patiently waiting to be poured and loved.
This is Cameron Frey. He’s David Ramey’s main guy and has been with the Ramey family for many years. He joined me on a live broadcast and introduced several Ramey wines to an international group. You can watch it here:
I asked Cameron which was his favorite wine. It was Sophie’s choice, I know. He chose their Chardonnay because it goes well with seafood and chicken. I love me my spicy food. I’m thinking their Cabernet Sauvignon and Claret are tops. To each their own, right? 🙂
I have a few wines cellared right now. Some valuable, some not. My friends at Ramey Wine Cellars gave me one of the last Annum 2011. Dark purple. Aromas of cherry and cassis. Deep with layers of fruit. This beauty is now stashed away in my cellar. Don’t worry. They are making more.
My farmer’s blood runs deep. I can clearly picture my family’s ranch and the love we have for the fruit we grow. I guess that’s why I can appreciate Ramey and their passion for the art of winemaking. It shows in their wine. One of my dreams is to help out at harvest season. Go out into the fields, get my hands dirty, turn here, pour there. In my next life, I will be a winemaker.
To Visit Ramey Wine Cellars:
To schedule a tasting: email [email protected] or call 707-433-0870.