2006 Ramey Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Larkmead Vineyard Napa Valley

2006 Ramey Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Larkmead Vineyard Napa Valley

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Expert Ratings and Reviews

92 Points Wine Advocate, 2008
92 Points Wine Advocate, 2007
88 Points Wine Spectator

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Napa Valley 2006

The 2006 vintage was not the easiest for Napa growers, as a wide range of issues demanded careful management of the vineyards. It started as winter flooding, and wet weather pushed back bud break — spring botrytis was a problem. Things heated up in June and July, and shatter was a problem, but the pace of ripening also caught up somewhat in the warm conditions. August cooled off a bit, allowing the pace of ripening to continue at a good clip, and conditions remained sound through the harvest. Cool temperatures arrived in October, with a little rain in the first week, and mold was a concerns. Late-ripening Cabernet struggled somewhat to achieve perfect physiological ripeness, and while the vintage has produced some very good to excellent wines, it is a bit more variable than the stellar years that surround it.

Key Dates

June
Conditions warmer than average

July
Conditions warmer than average

August
Coolest of the summer months

October
Slight rain at the start of the month

About Ramey Wine Cellars

Producer Facts

Winery Name

Ramey Wine Cellars

Web Site

http://www.rameywine.com/

Ownership/Management

David and Carla Ramey

Terroir: "t's about terroir. The vineyards are selected for their ability to sustainably produce the highest quality fruit. The soil must be right for the climate, which must be right for the terrain, which must be right for the varietal."

About Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Facts

Flavor Profile

Full, tannic wines with notes of blackcurrant and cassis

Food Pairings

Grilled red meats, stews, hard or rich cheeses

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