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Ramey 2012 "Claret" Cabernet Sauvignon, CA

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Price: $40
KWG Score: 91
No. Professional Ratings: 4
# of Cases: 5,980
This dark ruby colored red blend from Napa opens with a red currant and strawberry licorice like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a unique cedar and red currant blend with hints plum and cherry-cola towards the end. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and fruit flavors drift away nicely. This wine would pair well meat lasagna. Enjoy - Ken


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