Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml
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Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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750ml
$59.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Made of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot, this Ramey offering has always had an exceptional quality/value ratio. The fruit for this wine was labeled as Ramey Larkmead Vineyard in the past, but at a much higher pricepoint. The Larkmead vineyard is located in the northern part of Napa valley and has been a wine producing vineyard since the 1880's. David Ramey is one of the best known and most highly regarded winemakers in California. Before founding Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996, he made wine for a bevy of top wineries, including Chalk Hill, Matanzas Creek, Rudd Estate and Christian Moueix's Dominus Estate. Ramey is widely acknowledged to be among the wine pioneers whose efforts helped raise the bar for all American winemakers by going back to more Old World traditions of winemaking. He learned much about these practices during a stint working for the Moueix family at the renowned Chateau Pétrus where David was introduced to the time-honored methods of winemaking in France after graduating from UC Davis. David's groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth than previously known, as well as more expressive of terroir

The geology and soils of Napa Valley are notoriously complex and are primarily comprised of broken down or decomposed rock that has been carried downhill from the eastern Vaca range and the western Mayacamas range into the base of the valley, where they ultimately intermingle with the silt, clay and gravel deposits of the Napa River flood plain.  

Wine Enthusiast
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This wine vastly overdelivers on its price point-a rarity in its category and peers. Made from grapes throughout the appellation, the majority from St. Helena, it blends in small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Franc. Turned earth, pungent tobacco leaf and currant define its savory, substantially structured elegance that offers room to age.

July 1, 2021
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon also contains 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc and was aged 28 months in 48% new French oak. Deep ruby in color, it has very pure, layered aromas of raspberry and cherry preserves with notes of cardamom, aniseed and rose petals. The full-bodied palate is intensely layered and perfumed, seamless and long. It's an elegant rendition of an appellation-wide Cabernet Sauvignon from what can be a rich, powerful vintage in Napa. 7,085 cases produced.

June 3, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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I was able to taste two Cabernets from Ramey. Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, which comes from Napa, it offers textbook, slightly old-school Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, black cherries, sweet tobacco, cedar, and chocolate. It doesn't pull any punches on the palate and is ripe, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, with a dense mid-palate, yet it brings good freshness, notable structure, and a great finish. It will keep for 15 years or more.

July 22, 2021
Vinous
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a soft, fruity wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, spice, mint and leather give this mid-weight Cabernet lovely aromatic nuance to match its mid-weight personality.

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