2013 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Sites from throughout the valley contribute to the lovely layering of this accessible wine, softly structured and classically inspired in its dried herb and distinct purity of cassis. Delicate despite its ripeness and power, it leaves a smoky hint of sweet tobacco on the finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of crème de cassis, ripe plums and pencil shavings with hints of sautéed herbs and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with concentrated black fruit and earth flavors, framed by grainy tannins and finishing with an herbal lift. (LPB)
Another delicious wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific example of the year. Creamy and beautifully layered on the palate, the 2013 captures all of the pedigree of this great vintage in a style that offers a bit more immediacy than many other wines. Best of all, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable value. Bright red stone fruit, mint, white flowers and tobacco add nuance on the silky yet powerful finish. (AG)
Very ripe and plummy, verging on jammy. Full body, fruit-forward and spicy. Flavorful finish. Drink on release.
Well done in a medium-weight, moderately rich style, showing elegance and finesse. The core currant and dark berry flavors are shaded by cedary oak and graphite-laced earth notes. (JL)