Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017
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Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017 is an exceptional wine crafted by Ramey Wine Cellars under the expertise of renowned winemaker David Ramey. This wine showcases the unique terroir of Napa Valley, with its complex geology and soil composition. The grapes for this wine are sourced from the base of the valley, where the broken down or decomposed rock from the Vaca and Mayacamas ranges intermingle with silt, clay, and gravel deposits from the Napa River flood plain.
Composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller proportions of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, this wine exhibits a deep ruby color that entices the senses. The nose is greeted with enticing aromas of Morello cherries, chocolate, mushrooms, savory herbs, and a hint of pipe tobacco, as noted by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
On the palate, the wine’s refined tannins, coated through aging sur lies with bâtonnage, deliver a tight and textured experience. Flavors of black currant, crushed rock, and a touch of toasted oak contribute to the wine’s rich profile. The integration of 60% new French oak barrels from Taransaud and Demptos lends subtle complexity and enhances the overall structure. Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations further elevate the wine’s character and depth.
Wine Enthusiast awards this wine an impressive 95 points, praising its intense flavor and texture, along with accents of cedar, char, and celery salt. Similarly, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awards it 95 points, highlighting its powdery and plush full-bodied palate, layered finish, and alluring streaks of herbal character. Wine Spectator, with a score of 90 points, commends its mellow and understated profile, featuring notes of gently mulled cherry, red licorice, sweet bay leaf, and worn cedar.
Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017 is a testament to Ramey Wine Cellars’ commitment to producing exceptional wines that showcase the best of Napa Valley. With its harmonious blend of varietals and meticulous craftsmanship, this wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years to enhance its already impressive qualities.