Ramey Diamond Mountain District Red 2003
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
International Wine Cellar
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.
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.