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Ramey Claret Napa California 2008

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90 Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate December 2010\nThe 2008 Claret continues the fruit-driven, soft, velvety textured, plush style of previous vintages. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based effort is an attractive, consumer-friendly wine to enjoy over th

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Ramey Wine Cellars:
David Ramey started his career in wine with little more than a degree in enology and a dream. Then, after nearly two decades of creating benchmark wines for such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd, David Ramey and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. “Owning one’s own winery is the dream of every winemaker,” David says, looking... Read more
David Ramey started his career in wine with little more than a degree in enology and a dream. Then, after nearly two decades of creating benchmark wines for such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd, David Ramey and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. “Owning one’s own winery is the dream of every winemaker,” David says, looking back on the path that led him to build his own. It took time, planning and a profound understanding of how best to bring together all the elements—from the grapes, to the winery materials, and a top-notch team of professionals—to make it all work. Ramey Wine Cellars is located off the town square in the quaint Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It is a sleek, efficient, no-frills work space dedicated exclusively to making the highest quality wines possible. “In our own winery, we’re not distracted, as I had been, by the ongoing and changing needs of an employer,” David notes. “At Ramey Wine Cellars, we try to foster a team environment where everybody feels empowered to contribute and make a difference in both winery operations and the wine itself. My hope is to create an atmosphere of great opportunity for all.” The winery produces authentic, hand-crafted wines made in an Old World tradition--coupled with New World innovation and California terroir. Owned exclusively by David and his wife Carla, grapes are sourced from vineyards with which David has worked for many years. Their next project will be to purchase land and develop their own vineyards. Consistently rated among the best wines in California, the winery remains committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as its primary varietals. Winery tastings are available by appointment. Tasting Room We are open for tastings by appointment Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays). We offer a hosted tasting in a seated environment so that you can relax and truly appreciate the wines. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
12/03/2011

The perfect holiday wine! It has a musty, herbal, sagebrush filled nose. Woody. Inviting. It's pure, rich, structured and exhibits pure flavors of dark plum, currant, tobacco and sage with some cedar and other spices, like mulled holiday spices. Hints of clove. Very herbal and woody all in the best way. It's truly a wine built for the December holidays. Very nice!


Snooth User: jambro777
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5.00 5
06/28/2012

What a fantastic Bordeaux blend with flavors of black currant, tobacco, and spice intermixed with chocolate and sweet cedar on a long.........finish! I can't believe the listed selling prices vary between $20-$23. In Jersey we pay anywhere from $29.99-$34.00 a bottle; and it's worth every penny! This is a notch above other clarets...had an 07 & 08. Great Claret!


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/28/2011

Pure, rich, structured and full-bodied, with an expansive core of ripe plum, currant, tobacco, sage and cedar flavors, tilting toward tar on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2019. 2,700... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Ramey Claret 750ml



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90 Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate December 2010\nThe 2008 Claret continues the fruit-driven, soft, velvety textured, plush style of previous vintages. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based effort is an attractive, consumer-friendly wine to enjoy over th

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