2018 Ramey "Claret" North Coast

2018 Ramey

¥4,290 (incl. tax)

Like the second wines of the grand Bordeaux estates, Ramey’s 2018 North Coast Claret provides an early glimpse of the vintage while delivering fantastic value. The wine is seamless, from its supple opening to its elegant finish. The blend consists of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Syrah, 2% Petite Verdot, sourced from vineyards in Napa Valley, Lake County, and Sonoma County. David Ramey’s attention to detail in both vineyard and cellar produced a wine that combines lively California character with old world elegance and structure. In the convenient 375 ml size, you'll be hard-pressed for an excuse not to pop a cork at dinner time; buying a case is therefore well-advised!

Winery


Winery Description

If there has been a movement in California away from buttery, tropical-sweet Chardonnay and over-ripe, high-octane  Cabernet, surely one of the leaders is David Ramey. Located in picturesque Healdsburg, Ramey Cellars is a craft-winery that produces startlingly fresh and balanced Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Many of Ramey’s wines express the terroir of single vineyards while others are specific to such appellations as the Sonoma Coast or Russian River Valley. With his master’s degree in enology from UC Davis, one might have expected Ramey’s wines to be faultless and squeeky-clean; however, an early internship at Chateau Petrus imbued him with the belief that wines should be restrained, balanced and crafted to accompany food. This combination of the empirical and the romantic (along with almost 20 years of experience at such wineries as Simi, Matanzas Creek and Dominus) has led him to experiment with indigenous yeasts and malolactic and barrel fermentation in search of a new California style. This style seeks to tame the naturally luscious and vivacious fruit of California with the traditional techniques of the Old World. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, novelist (and wine geek) Jay McInerny has described “his Chardonnays just a little more voluptuous than the average Puligny-Montrachet, his cabs less tannic than the typical Médoc.”

About this Wine


Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) North Coast
Winery Ramey
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) Bordeaux varietals, Syrah
Closure Cork
Volume 375ml
Bottle Size 6.0 x 24.0
Case Size 25.5 x 19.5 x 24.5
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code RM18CRTx
UPC NONE

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