Ramey Wine Cellars Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

$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. 92 Points Robert Parker: "The 2017 Claret is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah and 2% Cabernet Franc. It opens with classic scents of chocolate-covered cherries, cedar, bay leaves and tobacco with a very classy frame of sweet spices. In the mouth, it's medium-bodied and plushly fruited with a fine grain and great freshness, finishing long. It would be all too easy to glug a bottle of this “luncheon Cab,” as David Ramey calls it." 90 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The Ramey 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.

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Ratings on Delectable

Carter White

Excellent new world blend. Bright and fruity, powerful, but with a nice softness rounding out the palette.

Excellent new world blend. Bright and fruity, powerful, but with a nice softness rounding out the palette.

9.4

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