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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Ramey Larkmead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Ramey Larkmead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 102165)
collectible wine
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our third release from this historic vineyard on Larkmead Lane surrounding the former Hans Kornell Winery—which in turn enclosed the historic Larkmead Winery. That winery dated from the 1880's, when it was owned by Lillie Hitchcock Coit of Coit Tower fame. Located on the valley floor, we surmise that Ritchie Creek, separating the Spring Mountain and Diamond Mountain appellations, once ran through this site, resulting in the prominent gravel and excellent drainage which distinguishes this vineyard. I had worked with some parcels from Larkmead while I was with Rudd, so I knew its potential for quality. This vintage is blended of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petite Verdot and 2% Malbec, and was aged eighteen months in sixty percent new French barrels.
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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.