Ramey Wine Cellars Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

$42

David Ramey is making some of the finest Cabernet blends in California today - we highly recommend trying them now. The Ramey 2015 Claret Napa Valley is a great introduction. 91 Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Claret is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it offers aromas of bay leaf, sage brush, cardamom, anise and clove with mint chocolate, underbrush, blackberries and blackcurrants. It's medium to full-bodied, rounded and easygoing in the mouth, with gentle, grainy tannins and great freshness to lift the finish. It would be all too easy to glug a bottle of this “luncheon Cab,” as David Ramey calls it." 90 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Claret is a pretty, elegant blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, and the rest Syrah and Petit Verdot. This medium-bodied, silky, nicely textured red offers notes of ripe black cherries, currants, and assorted tobacco and herbal notes, and it’s textured and balanced. Drink it over the coming decade. Claret is an English word meaning wine from Bordeaux. Ramey uses it to signify a blend of the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  The Ramey Claret Napa Valley is a blend from the Jericho Canyon Vineyard and Diamond Mountain vineyard.

Share Ramey Wine Cellars Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016 on FacebookShare Ramey Wine Cellars Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016 on TwitterShare Ramey Wine Cellars Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016 via email

Ratings on Delectable

Trudy Thomas Delectable Pro

Easy drinking classic Claret cocktail sipper through entree pairing

Easy drinking classic Claret cocktail sipper through entree pairing

9.0

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, raspberry, cherry, licorice and oak. Good structure and soft tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, raspberry, cherry, licorice and oak. Good structure and soft tannins.

9.0

Michael Rulf

2016

2016

9.3

Jeffery Heavner

Good fruit and balance

Good fruit and balance

9.1

Mark Z

Ok. I should try again

Ok. I should try again

8.7

Loren Semones

Buttery flavor, super good

Buttery flavor, super good

9.7

Donna Liu

50 percent Cabernet. Very balanced on the tongue, good rustic hints. Surprisingly delightful.

50 percent Cabernet. Very balanced on the tongue, good rustic hints. Surprisingly delightful.

9.0

Ignacio Sarmiento

Flaming Bouy KW

Flaming Bouy KW

9.3

Janell

first nite in Vegas...at Charlie Palmer...

first nite in Vegas...at Charlie Palmer...

9.2

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.