(2013 Vintage) The 2013 Claret aged for 12 months in 22% new French & American oak barrels (Demptos and Canton) and aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage to coat the tannins and smoothly integrate the wood. This wine was lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration in January 2015.
Robert Parker"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."
International Wine CellarRating: 89-92 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-04
Wine AdvocateRating: (89-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/04