Ramey Pedregal Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Ramey Pedregal Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

  • st94
  • ws92


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The 2009 vintage produced wonderful wines, both red and white, as the vintage came close to ideal. There were steady, moderate temperatures throughout the growing season and no desiccating heat spikes. Our sixth 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 second vintage we've directed farming ourselves (we converted to organic).
International Wine Cellar
  • st94

Pungent, ripe aromas of cassis, mocha, pipe tobacco and licorice pastille. Large-scaled, sappy and surprisingly elegant, with bright acidity giving lift and clarity to the velvety flavors of dark berry preserves, plum and cocoa. Sweet, penetrating and alluringly floral on the ripe, gently tannic, extremely long finish.

Josh Raynolds
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Rich and gutsy, but also refined and stylish, with an initial push of rocky and roasted herb-laced currant and dried berry flavors, maintaining its dry savory character on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2028. 576 cases made.

James Laube, October 31, 2012