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2003 Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73936-2003-750-3A

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$90.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($95) Good full medium ruby. Highly nuanced and wonderfully expressive nose combines blue and black fruits and smoky oak. Fat, dense and smooth in the mouth, with superripe but fresh flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, smoke and cigar box. Finishes with big, rich, mellow tannins and lingering notes of coffee and chocolate. A very satisfying 2003 with considerable early appeal but also very good aging potential.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Both bottles tasted exhibited a tight, Bordeaux-like structure. Concentrated, with dried berry, cedar, tobacco and dried herb notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.'2003 California Cabernet blind retrospective (July 2013). Drink now through 2020. 1,745 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2003 Jericho Canyon, from a 40-acre parcel of vines at the base of Mount St. Helena, is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. This is David Ramey's homage to Pauillac. With a big sweet nose of white chocolate, creme de cassis, cedar, spice box, and high-quality smoky oak, it is full-bodied, rich, and tannic with notes of chocolate and espresso in the mouth. This wine also needs several years of cellaring and should last 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: LJLAnesthesia
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Yamadori
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Edward T707
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Dark, dense, unsweet cherry flavors with some licorice and tea. The opposite of precise--big and broad. We had this with pasta, might be better with steak.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Red Sox Fan
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

  • 606 bottles owned
  • 144 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 144 collectors)