Federal Wine & Spirits

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2007 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

A High End Napa on Sale
December 16, 2011


Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

We have been fans of David Ramey’s since he first appeared in the store as the winemaker at Chalk Hill in the mid 90s. He put that winery on the map, and subsequently enhanced the reputations of Dominus and Rudd Estate before starting his eponymous award-winning winery.

His groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts and malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth than previously known, and at the same time keeps a sense of Old World.

He’s famous for his Napa Cabernets. The 2007 Ramey Napa Cabernet may be his best yet for the regional appelation. Like the other wines of that wonderful Cabernet vintage, it is dense, rather thick and creamy, but with a solid core of firm herb and cedar. Steve Tanzer calls it “open-knit and accessible”

Robert Parker says it is “a stunning yet reasonably priced, high end Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.”

It certainly is high-end. We are making it even more reasonable.

Regularly priced at $47, we are offering it through Saturday only at $39.99 net. It is one of the last of the 2007s. You can drink it now or over the next ten years. It will please you both times.

2007 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa; Color: very dark dense ; Aroma: chewy graphite, light bright, clean rather racy, firm, herbal, spicy; Mouth: thick very dense smooth, nicely herbal, nice graphite, firm, clean light line, a light cocoa note, very long; Very Good - Excellent Reg 46.99 Through Saturday 39.99 Net

Steve Tanzer - “Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed bouquet of red- and blackcurrant, dark chocolate and anise, with mounting spiciness. More open-knit and accessible than last year's tasting suggested it would be, offering sweet dark fruit and cherry flavors and building tannins. The fruit takes over on the finish, which echoes the spice and cherry notes. This has turned out better than I expected, perhaps because all of the Larkmead fruit went into this wine in this vintage.”

Robert Parker: - “A stunning yet reasonably priced, high end Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. The final bottling from the extraordinary Larkmead Vineyard, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of blueberry and black currant fruit intertwined with licorice, bay leaf, cedar and fruitcake notes. Full-bodied and opulent, this precocious 2007 is drinkable now and should evolve for another 15+ years.”

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