Ramey 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
With one of the most impressive resumes of any California winemaker, including a background at Chateau Petrus in Bordeaux and many high-end Napa wineries, along with 20 years at the helm of Ramey Wine Cellars, David Ramey is considered one of the winemaking masters of California.
Over the years, Ramey has helped pioneer traditional, artisan winemaking techniques in California and his efforts have helped shape the way many wines are made in the United States today.
Ramey's groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, sur lie aging, and malolactic and barrel fermentation, yielded a new California style that was richer, more lush, and silky smooth than previously known. As a result, he crafted a benchmark style now emulated by many.
The Ramey 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from various hillside and valley vineyards of the Napa Valley appellation. The 2013 vintage which was perfect with clear sunny days and cool evenings produced a long moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in optimum tannin maturity and a deep range of flavors. The Ramey style combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with a voluptuousness gained from California's weather, especially in this perfect vintage.
"David Ramey is one of California's best and most respected winemakers." -Stephen Brook, Decanter Magazine