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2009 Ramey Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Ramey Wine Cellars

With the help of his wife, David Ramey founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. He has succeeded in sourcing fruit from top Napa and Sonoma vineyards, producing remarkable Chardonnays that bridge the gap between California lushness and Burgundian minerality and structure.

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2009 Ramey Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Ramey Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

Opaque purple.  Dark berries, cherry pit and chocolate on the nose, with licorice and black cardamon nuances adding complexity.  Sappy, expansive blackcurrant and cherry flavors show very good depth, with a peppery quality providing lift.  Fine-grained tannins add grip to the sweet, subtly floral finish.  This suave wine drinks very well right now.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Very good
11/18/2012
by Ferguson13998489
...but expected a bit more based on the raving reviews. Will hold for a few more years and see what develops with this one.
Still young
09/25/2013
by Moeller10400695
It is still harsh on the edges with gritty tannins that need to evolve more. Strong and packed with all the hallmarks of CA cab with a bit of Bordeaux styling. 3 star now but should evolve to more. I will wait until 2015 to try another.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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