2013 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard

Year: 2013
Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 95+
Vinous Media: 93-96
James Suckling: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"Shows impressive richness, size and grace. For all the depth and intensity, this features a supple, caressing element to the tannins, letting the earth, dried herb and dark berry flavors flow easily. The tannins linger in the background and then finish with a burst of licorice, spice, mocha and oak details. Best from 2019 through 2032. 615 cases made. –JL " (WS)

"A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of ripe black berries, crushed black currants, pencil lead and dried herbs with hints of dark chocolate and menthol. Medium to full-bodied with a great intensity and harmony, it has a solid backbone of firm grainy tannins and great length. Still very youthful and primary, give it another 2-3 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20+ years." (WA)

"A huge, powerful wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard bursts onto the palate with intense dark fruit, sage, mint, tobacco, new leather and spice, all backed up by imposing tannins that are going to need quite a bit of time to soften. Vivid and chiseled to the core, the 2013 is shaping up to be a gem. The 2013 includes quite a bit of Petit Verdot (14%), which gives the wine much of its brooding intensity." (VM)

"Lots of plum and fresh herb aromas and flavors follow through to a full body, very velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Juicy character. Drink on release and enjoy." (JS)