Ramey Diamond Mountain District Red 2003 1.5L
SKU: 20032222114

Ramey Diamond Mountain District Red 2003

  • st91-94
  • ws88


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An 11-acre vineyard planted in 1998, this is our third and final harvest from this site. Located off Diamond Mountain Road above Diamond Creek Vineyard, the soil is gravelly clay-loam and the vine rows run up and down the hillside, rather than being terraced. Blend composition for the 2003 vintage is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petite Verdot.
International Wine Cellar
  • st91-94

Full ruby. Brooding aromas of black fruits, licorice, violet and lead pencil. Dry and broad, with a distinctly chocolatey ripeness. Currently shows less flavor interest than the finished 2002, but this is quite unevolved. Finishes with a boatload of tannins.

Stephen Tanzer, May 31, 2005
Wine Spectator
  • ws88

Ruggedly tannic and austere, with complex, concentrated fresh earth, currant, anise and wild berry flavors that clamp down on the finish, ending with a hint of hazelnut and espresso bean. Tannins turn leathery. Decant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2007 through 2012. 2,300 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, May 15, 2006