2007 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon
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23 Ratings
2007 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

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Our third vintage of this appellation Cabernet, into which we declassified our final harvest from the Larkmead Vineyard at 37% of the blend. Other vineyards included were Somerston, 36%; Snowden, 15%; Lamoreaux, 7%; and DeSantis, 5%. Aging on the fine lees incorporates the oak so that the two years spent in half new barrels (a mixture of French and American) is barely noticeable. As with all of our wines, it was fermented with native yeasts and bacteria and bottled without filtration. This wine combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness read more...of a great Napa Valley vintage. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. (hide)

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Our third vintage of this appellation Cabernet, into which we declassified our final harvest from the Larkmead Vineyard at 37% of the blend. Other vineyards included were Somerston, 36%; Snowden, 15%; Lamoreaux, 7%; and DeSantis, 5%. Aging on the fine lees incorporates the oak so that the two years spent in half new barrels (a mixture of French and American) is barely noticeable. As with all of our wines, it was fermented with native yeasts and bacteria and bottled without filtration. This wine combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness read more...of a great Napa Valley vintage. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. (hide)

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    good, but needs time to breathe! Robert Parker 92 points “A stunning yet reasonably priced, high end Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. The final bottling from the extraordinary Larkmead Vineyard, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of blueberry and black currant fruit intertwined with licorice, bay leaf, cedar and fruitcake notes. Full-bodied and opulent, this precocious 2007 is drinkable now and should evolve for another 15+ years.

    about 3 years
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    WS rated 93

    about 4 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) 12% Petit Verdot; 9% Malbec. This very big and blustery wine will likely inspire heated debate about how much of a good thing is simply too much, for while it is remarkably well-extracted and drenched in sweet oak, it is also a touch too heavy, palpably hot and in too many ways beholden to its ripeness. We expect that it will be both praised for its riveting richness and damned for the same, but it will in no circumstance be dismissed as undersized or lacking in character.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2005 Vintage) 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.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2003 Vintage) David Ramey cut his teeth at Chalk Hill, Matanzas Creek, Dominus, and most recently Rudd Estate before starting his own winery in 1996 with his wife Carla. With this pedigree high hopes always rest ...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator