Ramey Wine Cellars

Claret Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1471 ratings
9.147 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Thursday night on the eve of a new weekend I have opened the 2012 Ramey Claret Napa Valley. This is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, cedar, mocha, spices and earth.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, graphite, cedar, spice, oak and freshly tilled dark earth.

Here we have a full bodied wine that fills your mouth with smooth velvety goodness, medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that gives way to a long black fruit earthy finish. Glad to be on the doorstep of another weekend and wishing everyone to staying safe and healthy. Have an enjoyable weekend everyone. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Thursday night on the eve of a new weekend I have opened the 2012 Ramey Claret Napa Valley. This is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, cedar, mocha, spices and earth.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, graphite, cedar, spice, oak and freshly tilled dark earth.

Here we have a full bodied wine that fills your mouth with smooth velvety goodness, medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that gives way to a long black fruit earthy finish. Glad to be on the doorstep of another weekend and wishing everyone to staying safe and healthy. Have an enjoyable weekend everyone. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jan 15th, 2021
Matt Sterr

Cassis and wet earth.

Cassis and wet earth.

May 6th, 2020
Thomas Brenner

Good easy slurping. Like your sister, when she was still hot. I ain't mad at it. I'll fux with it

Good easy slurping. Like your sister, when she was still hot. I ain't mad at it. I'll fux with it

3 people found it helpfulMay 24th, 2018
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.0

Nice easy to drink

Nice easy to drink

3 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Scott Herrmann

Decanted for two hours and still a bit tight. Dusty red/black fruit, pebbles, warm spices. Don't drink for a while.

Decanted for two hours and still a bit tight. Dusty red/black fruit, pebbles, warm spices. Don't drink for a while.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Sleek and elegant. Fruit is pure and immediate, finely structured, Graves-esque minerality on the finish.

Sleek and elegant. Fruit is pure and immediate, finely structured, Graves-esque minerality on the finish.

3 people found it helpfulOct 11th, 2014
Sue Mohle

Straight up perfect cab

Straight up perfect cab

3 people found it helpfulSep 18th, 2014
Mindy Woytasczyk

O M G! Smooth, not dry at all, like BUTTER. One of the best wines I've ever had!

O M G! Smooth, not dry at all, like BUTTER. One of the best wines I've ever had!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Following winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Syrah & 2% Petit Verdot. Deep purple with fresh berry fruit aromas and earthy spice tones. Blackberry currant flavors, almost jammy, with herb notes and soft fine tannins. Medium finish, easy drinking best now over next couple of years, ending with a spice character.

Following winemaking posts at Rudd, Dominus, Chalk Hill and Matanzas Creek, David Ramey and his wife, Carla began their own label in 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Syrah & 2% Petit Verdot. Deep purple with fresh berry fruit aromas and earthy spice tones. Blackberry currant flavors, almost jammy, with herb notes and soft fine tannins. Medium finish, easy drinking best now over next couple of years, ending with a spice character.

2 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2018
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

Tonight we are trying Napa Valley's own Ramey, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 produced and bottled by Ramey Wine Cellars. This is amazing!
The cork has almost no absorption, the color is dark dark purple, and the legs are 10 seconds long and slow. The boquet is bosenberry / blackberry. The initial palate has a small amount of tart blackberry and it is buttery smooth on the tongue. No stimulation. Just pure silky joy. The finish is chocolate and raisin. There is a mild dryness. It leaves you wanting to take another sip immediately!!!!!
WOW!!
I love this wine! This is a definate must have by the case!!!

Tonight we are trying Napa Valley's own Ramey, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 produced and bottled by Ramey Wine Cellars. This is amazing!
The cork has almost no absorption, the color is dark dark purple, and the legs are 10 seconds long and slow. The boquet is bosenberry / blackberry. The initial palate has a small amount of tart blackberry and it is buttery smooth on the tongue. No stimulation. Just pure silky joy. The finish is chocolate and raisin. There is a mild dryness. It leaves you wanting to take another sip immediately!!!!!
WOW!!
I love this wine! This is a definate must have by the case!!!

2 people found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015