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2002 Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard

  • 96 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 73936-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($90) Deep red-ruby. Superripe aromas of roasted currant and tobacco. Lush and seamless on the palate but considerably less fat and more refined than the Diamond Mountain offering. The black fruit and mineral flavors are sharply focused if distinctly less evolved than those of the Diamond Mountain Finishes with substantial palate-saturating tannins and excellent structure.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The top wine, the Jericho Canyon Proprietary Red, emerges from a vineyard northeast of Calistoga. Revealing exceptional intensity, along with a flamboyant, open-knit personality, the 2002 Jericho Canyon Proprietary Red (two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot, and a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc) exhibits a deep purple color along with sweet fruit, and juicy, smoky bacon fat notes intermixed with creosote, creme de cassis, scorched earth, and toasty oak. This voluptuously-textured 2002 can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    This wine starts with a dense, rich core of fleshy, mocha-laced currant, fresh earth, plum and blackberry fruit, firming up with rich, chewy tannins, but the flavors push through on the finish, revealing added facets of depth and concentration. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 2,430 cases made.
  • Self | Rating: 4

    Author: Brenda
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Victor
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Decanted for about 90 minutes. Very smooth to start, then went through a phase where drying tannins dominated the finish. After about 4 hours the tannins were better integrated and the wine continued to drink well with red fruits, cedar and a little anise. My wife (|Dr. Cabernet|) says it's yummy.
    Author: Red Sox Fan
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Deep ruby color. Not very expressive on the nose or palate. Even after plenty of aeration it never really came around. Excellent palate impact though- superb intensity, well balanced, long finish. The pedigree of the wine is evident. This would have gotten a high score from me if the complexity had been there. All of the components were superb; it was just missing a little something, especially in the mid-palate.
    Author: Front Man
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Delicious. Ramey seldom dissapoints!
    Author: Celia
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Good color. Very forward with cherry/berry fruit, menthol, licorice, and a bit of oak with a slight overlay of greenness. Plush with very attractive and deep fruit in the mouth. Smooth and supple tannin. Drops off very quickly only to kick back with persistent flavor. A blend of 65% Cabernet, 33% Merlot, and 2% Franc that was bottled without filtration.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2011
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Wow. Fat ripe blueberry fruit. Smooth tannin with traces of casis. This is drinking beautifully with 2 hours of air. Can't wait unitl it is mature.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
    Author: Conrad K
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1193 bottles owned
  • 208 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 208 collectors)