2008 Ramey - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml

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2008 Ramey - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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International Wine Cellar | 91

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.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | 95

The 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.

Drink Dates: 2013-2028
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Score: 93
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/04/2014
Drink Dates:
Very tasty bottle of wine that opened up exceedingly well over a two hour drinking window. Had fruit but was more smooth than punchy. Really liked.
Score: 92
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/24/2013
www.myspace.com/southboundunion Very solid wine - goo QPR but not a great wine
Score: 95
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/23/2013
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Author: Cab-Stan
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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Score: 94
Author: Reez Wine Celler
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 07/13/2012
Really smooth and drinking well
More Vintages and Sizes of Ramey - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley:

2010 (750ml)

About This Producer


Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by husband and wife team David and Carla Ramey. David had previously made wine at such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. Located in Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars prides itself on producing hand-crafted wines using a combination of Old World tradition and New World innovation. Ramey crafts Cabernet blends and Chardonnays sourced from fruit in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The Cabernets include those from Diamond Mountain District and Jericho Canyon Vineyard, as well as a Napa Valley Claret. The Chardonnays are both vineyard-designate and appellation, made in identical fashion so as to reflect their sense of place. The Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed, fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast and bottled without filtration. In addition to their dedication to Cabernet and Chardonnay, Ramey has recently produced a Carneros Syrah and looks forward to purchasing vineyards of their own.

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