Ramey "Pedregal Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [WA 96] [VM 95]
Regular price $205.00 Sale price $178.97 Save $26.03
About the Winery:
David Ramey is unquestionably one of the most renowned winemakers in California. He has made wines and consulted for some of the top names in Napa Valley and France, including Chateau Pétrus (the world's most expensive Bordeaux), Chalk Hill, Matanzas Creek, Dominus Estate, and Rudd. He founded his namesake winery in 1996.
About this Wine:
“Pedregal” means a “rocky place” in Spanish, and that is certainly a distinguishing feature of the site. This is a small, hillside vineyard on the lower slopes of eastern Oakville has iron-rich red soil.
This year’s Pedregal is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot co-fermented. The 2014 aged for 25 months in new French oak barrels (Taransaud). The sur lies aging with monthly bâtonnage coated the tannins and smoothly integrated the wood. As with all of Ramey's wines, it went through native yeast and malolactic fermentations.
Ratings & Reviews
96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard opens with beautiful lilac, chocolate box and unsmoked cigars scents over a core of cassis, black cherries and preserved plums with wafts of menthol and wood smoke. Full-bodied and packed to the gills with ripe, expressive black fruits and savory layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with fantastic persistence." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Jun 2018)
95 Points - Vinous Media:
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is a classic wine from the Eastern Hills of Oakville. Pliant, supple and radiant in the glass, the 2014 offers superb depth and textural richness. The dark cherry, plum, espresso, licorice and floral notes all blossom in an effortless, sumptuous Cabernet endowed with personality and class. The 2014 will be easy to drink with minimal cellaring. Today, it is fabulous." - Antonio Galloni (Apr 2018)