2016 Ramey Claret

Year: 2016
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 89
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$36.95

NEW RELEASE!!...52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Syrah, and 2% Petit Verdot

"The 2016 Claret is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it offers aromas of bay leaf, sage brush, cardamom, anise and clove with mint chocolate, underbrush, blackberries and blackcurrants. It's medium to full-bodied, rounded and easygoing in the mouth, with gentle, grainy tannins and great freshness to lift the finish. It would be all too easy to glug a bottle of this “luncheon Cab,” as David Ramey calls it. 4,927 cases produced." (WA)

"The 2016 Claret is soft, supple and fruity, making it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend offers plenty of immediacy and near-term appeal. Juicy cherry, plum, flowers, mocha and licorice notes infuse the creamy, silky texture of this inviting red." (VM)

"The 2016 Claret is a pretty, elegant blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, and the rest Syrah and Petit Verdot. This medium-bodied, silky, nicely textured red offers notes of ripe black cherries, currants, and assorted tobacco and herbal notes, and it’s textured and balanced. Drink it over the coming decade." (JD)

"This blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. Together, they interweave into a cohesive whole of clove, black pepper and meaty intensity and integrated oak. Soft and round on the palate, it pleases at an unbelievable price. Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
"This soft, easy-drinking Cabernet is a good introduction to the vintage, and while it will improve over the course of three to eight years, it is not a wine intended for long-term cellaring." -David Ramey