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2012 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon "Claret"

Ramey 2012 Claret

Winery: Ramey

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Claret"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc, & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 5,980

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 31, 2014

Wine Review: 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

Winemaker 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.

Organic status: not organic

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