Ramey Pedregal Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
SKU: 2008RAMPED

Ramey Pedregal Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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750ml
$149.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 15%
Our fifth vintage from this small, outstanding vineyard on the lower slopes of the eastern Oakville hills. "Pedregal" means a rocky place in Spanish, and that is certainly a distinguishing feature of the site. During 2008 we agreed to a long-term lease of this vineyard which gives us complete control even through any change in ownership, so this is the first vintage we've directed farming ourselves (we converted to organic). Aging the 2008 on its fine lees has coated the tannins and smoothly integrated the wood, and we left this vintage 26 months in completely new barrels-yet it's hard to find the oak. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot (16%) were harvested in two passes two days apart and co-fermented. As with all of our wines, this was fermented with native yeasts and bacteria and bottled without filtration.
Wine Spectator
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A rich, potent, tightly wound and focused effort, with tiers of mineral, currant, dried berry, sage, black licorice and toasty herb flavors. This unfolds slowly, opening gradually to more layers and dimensions. Best from 2013 through 2022. 600 cases made.

James Laube, June 30, 2011