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Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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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 Cabernet blend that is delicious now (after decanting) or anytime through 2012.

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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

Member Reviews for Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,155
3.50 5
02/15/2014

Dark, dark almost black and a bit murky looking in the glass. Very big, rich nose--oaky and somewhat raisiny. Very nice on the tip of the tongue. It seems to slide in without any taste sensation for a second or so. There is only a minimum of currant fruit flavor. Also, hint of a green pepper flavor. Fairly serious tannin with accompanying bitterness might put off some. US$44.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana in 2008.


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

Ruby red in color. Perfumed and heady on the nose. Pure and clean on the palate, this has an upfront red fruited profile of red cherries and raspberries as well as some currants and kirsch. A beautiful lush texture with a slightly elevated but in control acid level. A big and chewy tannin level makes this a candidate for cellaring for at least 2 to 4 years. Slightly hot on the finish this is surely a youngster with promise. From a half bottle, and I will get some more.


Snooth User: Ramreddy Reddy
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4.50 5
03/18/2012

wine


Snooth User: Fatsy
48691547
4.50 5
05/26/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet, tarry, black currant, chocolate, cedar, and wood smoke-like flavors, and decent acidity. Drink it over the next 10ndash;15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet, tarry, black currant, chocolate, cedar, and wood smoke-like flavors, and decent acidity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Opaque ruby. Red- and blackcurrant aromas, with suave floral, tobacco and spice character adding interest. Fleshy, liqueur-like dark berry flavors are soft and round, with no rough edges or obvious tannins. Turns slightly firmer on the long, velvety finish. Ramey told me that this has a pH of 4.0.


External Review
05/17/2009

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet, tarry, black currant, chocolate, cedar, and wood smoke-like flavors, and decent acidity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. One of Northern California's most succe... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ripe and fleshy, with plump black cherry, red plum, rose petal and cedary oak flavors that are elegant and refined, finishing with earthy tannins. Best from 2010 through 2015.


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet, tarry, black currant, chocolate, cedar, and wood smoke-like flavors, and decent acidity. Drink it over the next 10andndash;15 years.


External Review
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2005 - Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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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 Cabernet blend that is delicious now (after decanting) or anytime through 2012.

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