[91 pts Stephen Tanzer] A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. Full ...Read more...
Food Pairings for Ramey Claret Napa Valley
Beef stew paired beautifully with this ultra-velvety California blend. I have a soft spot for Ramey Claret. It was one of the first wines I really loved and it remains wonderfully accessible, but also delicious and well-balanced. Nose opens with chocolate-covered cherries. Pine tar and some spicebox hold up the rear. This is a high alcohol wine (14.5%) that manages to avoid being hot or a silly froot bomb. Soft, plush and round, it has notes of cherry, blackberry, cedar, tobacco, mocha, pencil shavings and a bit of herbs. Also notable that it's not overoaked -- tastes like it was aged in older barrels, or maybe french oak -- but does NOT have that icky American Oak Vanilla Flavor™. Lovely. Might have to buy another bottle.
[91 pts Stephen Tanzer] A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. Full ruby color. Blackberry licorice and menthol on the nose. Sweet dense and rich with a silky texture and strong chocolatey fruit. Finishes with plenty of tannins but has the fruit to support them.
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