International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156
Glass-staining ruby. Expressive aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and smoky minerals, complemented by subtle oak spice. Creamy, broad, sweet and lush but with lively mid-palate energy giving lift to the dark berry and floral flavors. Pliant and seamless cabernet, with firm supporting tannins adding shape and grip to the persistent finish. Ramey told me that this wine was made completely from free-run juice.
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Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/24/2013
Very solid wine - goo QPR but not a great wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/23/2013
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/23/2013
Very tasty wine. Not sure if it was a great bottle, but solid fruit. Pretty big and bold.
Trust Rating: 82
Tasted On: 10/30/2012
"The Ramey 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon impresses for its layers of dark, plush fruit. Hints of cassis, grilled herbs, tobacco and cedar develop in the glass, adding further complexity and depth. Firm tannins frame the long finish. This is a very classic and beautiful Cabernet. In 2008 the blend is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, sourced from a number of sites, including Somerston, DeSantis, Lamoreaux and Snowden. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028...David Ramey is one of the few California winemakers who thinks in terms of structure, not just flavor, something that sets him apart from many of his peers. All of the wines I tasted at Ramey's cellar just outside Healdsburg were terrific."
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Reez Wine Celler
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 07/13/2012
Really smooth and drinking well
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