by Linda Murphy, The Press Democrat
"Ram’s Gate Winery 2019 Carneros Estate Chardonnay: Seamless and suave, this 13.8% alcohol wine from Joe Nielsen offers a gentle oak aroma and nicely textured palate of bright green apple, white peach and Meyer lemon, plus streak of minerality. The balance is impeccable.
Ram’s Gate 2018 El Diablo Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: This complete wine has everything one could want in complex pinot noir: supple texture, tangy red fruits, rose petal, cherry cola, Asian spice, vanillin oak shading ... you get the idea. It’s refined, elegant and precise, with great acid structure and succulent finish...read more."