Ramey "Pedregal Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [AG 94] [WS 92] [ST 92]

Ramey "Pedregal Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [AG 94] [WS 92] [ST 92]


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Notes From The Winemaker:
This is our eight vintage from this small, outstanding vineyard on the lower slopes of the eastern Oakville hills. “Pedregal” means a rocky place in Spanish, and that is certainly a distinguishing feature of the site. During 2008 we agreed to a long-term lease of this vineyard which gives us complete control even through any change in ownership, so this is the fourth vintage we’ve directed farming ourselves.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard seems to have handled the challenges of the vintage brilliantly. All of the vineyard signatures come through beautifully. Incense, smoke, tobacco, wild flowers and black fruit meld together in an effortless, gracious Cabernet Sauvignon. Once again, David Ramey used a fairly high amount of Petit Verdot (24%) in the blend." - Antonio Galloni (February 2014)

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"(includes 24% petit verdot): Glass-staining ruby. Heady aromas of cherry compote, pipe tobacco and vanilla bean, along with smoke and incense accents and a hint of candied rose. Fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering sappy red fruit flavors and a suave floral quality that expands with air. Velvety tannins build slowly on the finish, with the vanilla and rose notes strong echoing. Quite generous for the vintage, with the depth and structure to age." - Stephen Tanzer (May 2014)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Marked by a dose of charry, smoky oak, this offers dense flavors of dark berry, currant, black licorice and dried herb. Ends with gutsy tannins and a persistent finish. Needs cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2024. 364 cases made." –JL (Nov 15, 2014)

89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard (76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Petit Verdot) seems very light, especially when compared to the 2010 and 2012. The wine is well-made, but it lacks the intensity and richness I expected. The Petit Verdot component has not provided the power and structure one would expect. This is definitely an underachieving effort in 2011." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Dec 2013)