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Ramey Cab. Sauv. Jericho Canyon 2005
Ripe, over ripe and then extracted some more. Finishes very oaky, then green and then bitter. Over the top for my palate.
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David Ramey has created an expressive, rich Cabernet from the Larkmead vineyard, considered by many to be Napa's answer to Pauillac. This wine is packed with crème de cassis flavors and velvet tannins.
This wine starts with a dense, rich core of fleshy, mocha-laced currant, fresh earth, plum and blackberry fruit, then it firms up with rich, chewy tannins, but the flavors push through on the finish, revealing added facets of depth and concentration. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2007 through 2012.
Firm, rich and concentrated, with ripe blueberry, currant and black cherry fruit thatandrsquo;s fleshy and well-centered, offering subtle flavor nuances of nutmeg, anise and dried berry. Best from 2010 through 2016.
The compelling 2001 Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Red is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 19% Cabernet Franc from a vineyard near Calistoga. This superb effort boasts a saturated purple color along with an extraordinary smoky nose revealing scents of roasted coffee, melted licorice, graphite, and copious amounts of blackberry and cassis liqueur. The palate is full-bodied, with layers of flavor, tremendous purity, high tannin, and impeccable richness. For reasons that I could not fathom, this offering brought to my mind some of the legendary Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignons (i.e., the 1968, 1970, 1973, and 1974). Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.
This may not be especially ageable because itandrsquo;s so soft and forward. But for current drinking and a few years out, it rewards for a wealth of flavor and richness. The wine has the blackberry marmalade, raspberry tart, milk chocolate truffle, cappuccino and new oaky flavors that many very ripe California reds show, but its pedigree is in the tannic structure. Best now through 2010.
Dark purple. Remarkably spicy and vibrant on the nose, with powerful cassis, kirsch, espresso and rose pastille aromas and a subtle iron note. Intense red and dark fruit flavors are powered by vibrant minerality and framed by fine but solid tannins. Exotic spice notes come up on the long, stunningly sweet finish. andldquo;These vines are just coming into their majority,andrdquo; Ramey said.
The final vintage for this cuvee, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Jericho Canyon offers a Graves-like personality of scorched earth, chocolate, charcoal, and black currants as well as a sumptuous, full-bodied palate, and a layered, multi-dimensional finish. Drink this remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon over the next two decades.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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