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.
Easy drinking classic Claret cocktail sipper through entree pairing
Easy drinking classic Claret cocktail sipper through entree pairing9.0
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
Good fruit and balance
Good fruit and balance9.1
Ok. I should try again
Ok. I should try again8.7
Buttery flavor, super good
Buttery flavor, super good9.7
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
Flaming Bouy KW
Flaming Bouy KW9.3
first nite in Vegas...at Charlie Palmer...
first nite in Vegas...at Charlie Palmer...9.2