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Ledson Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay's Score Impressive 90 Scores

Date: 03/24/14

Winery Receives a 96 and a 93: First wines with David Ramey


SONOMA, CA (March 17, 2014) – Sonoma Valley’s Ledson Winery & Vineyards ( recently received a very impressive 96 and a lovely 93 from the Beverage Testing Institute on the 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($36) (96) and the 2012 Carneros Chardonnay ($38) (93). These wines are now available at and at the tasting bars at the Ledson Castle in Kenwood and the Centre du Vin on Sonoma Plaza.

“These wines are the first wines we’ve made since bringing consulting winemaker David Ramey on board. These scores suggest we are doing it right and creating wines of extraordinary taste and character,” exclaimed winemaker Steve Ledson. “I couldn’t be more pleased.”

The 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay has restrained yet complex nose dominated by fresh grapefruit and supported by subtle fig and honey. The palate shows more fruit strength displaying stone fruit, preserved fig and toasty notes that lead to a finish of lemon zest. It’s fresh and complete with captivating primary fruit and complexities that tie in with an appealing texture and soft acidity through the palate.

The 2012 Carneros Chardonnay has a lifted nose of apricot and fresh spring flowers it’s instantly recognizable as quality Carneros. The palate shows more apricot that is joined by fresh mandarin and tropical fruits that continue into the finish. This Chardonnay has terrific fruit power without being too heavy. Interesting layers of fruit reveal themselves as it opens up in the glass and becomes more complex with a little air. It’s a quality chardonnay that will suit a cheese plate, seafood and pasta alike.

Ledson prides himself on making a wine for everyone’s palate and pocket book.

Fifth generation Sonoma winemaker Steve Ledson founded Ledson Winery and Vineyards in 1993. The winery is located at 7335 Sonoma Highway in Kenwood and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the winery at 707-833-2330 or visit the website: When in Sonoma, stay at the Ledson Hotel located on Sonoma's historic plaza for the perfect wine country weekend and dine at the French Bistro Centre du Vin, a launching pad for everything wine country. Enjoy the best hospitality the region has to offer with Ledson Winery and Ledson Hotel.

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