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2003 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 84344-2003-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$70.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($75; the final blend is 60% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 9% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot) Deep medium ruby. Blackcurrant and chocolate on the nose; shows a slight liqueur-like quality but also has good lift. Sweet, ripe and chewy, with complex flavors of currant, tobacco, Kahlua and nutty oak. This has good mid-palate vibrancy for a wine this ripe. Finishes sweet and long.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Ruggedly tannic and austere, with complex, concentrated fresh earth, currant, anise and wild berry flavors that clamp down on the finish, ending with a hint of hazelnut and espresso bean. Tannins turn leathery. Decant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 2,300 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2003 Diamond Mountain (2,300 cases of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot) comes from an 11-acre gravel/clay vineyard on Diamond Mountain. Dense and full-bodied with huge, concentrated, smoky black currant fruit intermixed with deep, chewy, coffee notes as well as black fruits, it reveals a Bordeaux-like austerity that suggests cellaring for 2-3 years will be beneficial. It can be drunk over the following 15.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 344 bottles owned
    • 69 collectors