Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Wine EnthusiastSites 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.
VinousThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up to be another gem. Darker, more powerful and more incisive, the 2013 has enough energy to drink well for the next decade or so. Black cherries, blackberry jam, cloves, menthol and new leather build to a huge, enveloping finish supported by firm yet nicely-integrated tannins.
Wine AdvocateDeep 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.
Wine SpectatorWell 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. Drink now. 9,400 cases made.