Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2007 Wine Review (NW)



Tasting notes:

Harmonious layers of black cherry, raspberry, cedar, and anise

Full bodied on the palate

Smooth, integrated finish of black cherry, dark fruit, and cigar box

Summary:

This wine from David Ramey is smooth and harmonious. It has nicely integrated flavors and is full bodied but not huge. In fact, it has a bit of the subtle restrain more common with Bordeaux than Napa Valley.

Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, it should drink nicely for a long time. This will also be more versatile with food than an explosive Napa Valley Cabernet. For $32 or so, raise a glass!

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