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Ramey Napa Claret Sandy Springs On Sale 26.98 36.99 Hinton's Wine Store Reviews 2004

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

The seductive, dark plum/purple-colored 2002 Claret (3,500 cases) reveals a voluptuous texture along with wonderfully sweet notes of cedar, chocolate, black currants, raspberries, and roasted coffee in a succulent, opulent, full-bodied style that is hard to resist. Even the barrel sample could have been drunk with great pleasure... Get on the bandwagon as David Ramey is on top of his game.

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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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External Reviews for Ramey Napa Claret Sandy Springs On Sale 26.98 36.99 Hinton's Wine Store Reviews

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The seductive, dark plum/purple-colored 2002 Claret (3,500 cases) reveals a voluptuous texture along with wonderfully sweet notes of cedar, chocolate, black currants, raspberries, and roasted coffee in a succulent, opulent, full-bodied style that is hard to resist. Even the barrel sample could have been drunk with great pleasure... Get on the bandwagon as David Ramey is on top of his game.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Deep ruby-red. Currant, black raspberry and graphite on the nose, along with a note of cough syrup. Sweet, superripe and concentrated but somehow lively despite its rather soft texture. Slightly medicinal flavors of currant and licorice. Ramey notes that this wine just went into the tank and that its big tannins will be refined by a light egg white fining.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ramey's 2001 Claret, which is composed of declassified lots that would have gone into the Jericho Canyon or Diamond Mountain cuvees, is a tasty blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc, and 17% Merlot (945 cases). Melted fudge intermixed with cedar, mocha, and jammy black fruit aromas jump from the glass of this seductive, lush, Pomerol-inspired offering. Round, generous, and easy to drink, this substantial red should be drunk over the next 7-10 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A ripe, supple style, with high-toned cherry, blackberry and raspberry jam notes, hints of earth and cedar, and firm, smooth-textured tannins showing on the finish. Made from leftovers not used in Ramey's other two Cabernets. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A dense, richly concentrated wine, with potent earth, blackberry, anise, sage and smoky tarry notes that fill out and keep a tight focus on a long, rich finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2002 Claret (59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc) boasts deep, cedary, black currant fruit, medium to full body, broad flavors, and a long, pure finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Offers aromas of ripe plum and berry, with spice and sage. Though firm and full-bodied, this reveals a sense of elegance and finesse, ending with integrated tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2010 through 2016.


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