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2005 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 171194-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($140) Opaque ruby. Exotic perfume of dark berries, kirsch, bitter chocolate and espresso. Deep, supple and sweet, with impressively concentrated cassis and cherry compote flavors. The tannins are substantial but are buried beneath the massive fruit. Sticks to the palate like glue, eventually finishing with strong echoes of bitter cherry and high-octane chocolate. I'm not sure what you'd serve this with as its sheer depth and intensity will overwhelm all but the most full-flavored foods. That said, there's nothing heavy about it whatsoever. Pretty remarkable wine.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Dark, firm, intense and concentrated, this is a massive young wine, with tiers of rich earthy currant, anise, sage, cedar and herbal flavors, plus hints of mocha and tobacco. Finishes with a full-throttle burst of flavor and mouthcoating tannins.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Readers looking for a Screaming Eagle look-alike should check out David Ramey's 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal (85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot), a wine that has put on amazing richness and intensity since last year. Beautifully pure creme de cassis fruit interwoven with notions of spring flowers, espresso roast, and truffles jump from the glass of this wine. Wonderfully sweet, expansive fruit flavors, a massive, full-bodied palate, and superb elegance as well as purity suggest this stunner should drink well for 20-25+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2011-2025
    Author: CBS Wine
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Excellent Cab. Paired w/ a roast and it sang. Rich aroma, tight berry and nuanced terroir. A very nice bottle.
    Author: DartAdam
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Interesting evolution. When initially decanted, this wine was all herbs and tea with almost no fruit. After two hours, plum flavors began to predominate but the wine was very short, with no finish. After three hours it had become a fairly complete wine displaying a savory taste profile with plum, raspberry, herbs, and tobacco, a medium long finish and some drying tannins. Rating reflects the last glass.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2025
    Author: Red Sox Fan
  • Self | Rating:

    This bottle wasn't flawed but I think it was stored improperly. Cannot rate it.
    Author: Litig8tr
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

  • 551 bottles owned
  • 119 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 119 collectors)