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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 98293)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"A new bottling for us, this vintage is blended from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. The grapes come from the Snowden Vineyard (33%), on a rhyolitic (volcanic tufa) bench just outside the Rutherford AVA, next to Hall and Sloan, above the Auberge du Soleil; Somerston Vineyard (28%), in the eastern hills next to Chiles Valley; Jericho Canyon Vineyard (19%); Larkmead Vineyard (15%); and 5% from the Kelleher Vineyard in the Oakville AVA, behind Brix Restaurant.

Analogous to our appellation Chardonnays, this blend gives us the opportunity to work with a broad range of vineyards which offer the typicite' of the Napa Valley, as well as providing a new tier to allow declassification of lots from our vineyard-designates, such as Larkmead and Jericho Canyon.

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About Ramey:

Following winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996 - a Chardonnay from the Hyde Vineyard. Now situated in downtown Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars draws on exceptional vineyards in both Napa and Sonoma to fashion classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay using traditional old world techniques.