Ramey "Pedregal Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96] [AG 95]
Regular price $205.00 Sale price $178.97 Save $26.03
Notes From The Winemaker:
2014 was another classic vintage, despite the third consecutive year of drought. A mild winter and spring triggered early bud break, while much-needed late spring rain alleviated water stress on the vines through summer. Summer temperatures were warm and steady, balanced by particularly cool mornings, which permitted even fruit development. Cooler weather in August further lengthened hang time, resulting in perfectly matured fruit with moderate sugar levels.
This yearâ€™s Pedregal is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot co-fermented.
Aging the 2014 sur lies with monthly bÃ¢tonnage has coated the tannins and smoothly integrated the wood. We aged this vintage 25 months in new French oak barrels (Taransaud). Non-filtered.
This is our tenth vintage from this small, outstanding vineyard on the lower slopes of the eastern Oakville hills. â€œPedregalâ€ 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 weâ€™ve directed farming ourselves.
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 - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
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)
Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Aromas of black cherry and dusty, loamy earth are pure and polished, if a bit unfocused, with toasty, spicy oak carrying extra weight and overshadowing the supple fruit. Drink now through 2030. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 861 cases made." â€“ JL (Web Only - 2017)