Saturday, June 25, 2011
Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2007 Wine Review (NW)
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
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!