Ramey Diamond Mountain District Napa Valley 2003
Why? Wine Spectator rated �Outstanding� 92 points but we�ve tasted this wine twice over the past 6 months and can assure you that it is bigger, richer, and more age-worthy than most wines receiving 95+ points. Don�t miss this �undervalued� gem! PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: both Parker and the Wine Spectator rave about Ramey Red wines each vintage. The �Jericho Canyon� consistently scores 95+ points but sells for $130+. Ironic news this vintage is this Diamond Mountain is even tastier for the 2003 vintage�.and $50 less expensive! TASTES? Smooth, rich and fleshy, this is a notably complex and concentrated youngster, with a tasty core of ripe currant, black cherry, cedar, olive and sage notes that are well-focused, ending with a complex aftertaste. This is a delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2012.
Big Wine, deep color. On the nose dark fruit, cassis, leather, smoke. On the palate, dark fruit, oak, herbs, some minerality, sweet tannins. Concentrated fruit, grainy texture, balanced. Will improve over the next 5-7 years. This is my most enjoyable Ramey to date