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Ramey Larkmead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietary Blend Wine 2004

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The 2004 Larkmead Vineyard (a 1 400-case bend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Petite Verdot and 9% Malbec) is another example of just how special this Napa Valley site is. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite licorice flowers and black currants in addition to some minerality. This medium to full-bodied noble complex red should benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well for 10-12 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Ramey Wine Cellars:
David Ramey started his career in wine with little more than a degree in enology and a dream. Then, after nearly two decades of creating benchmark wines for such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd, David Ramey and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. “Owning one’s own winery is the dream of every winemaker,” David says, looking... Read more
David Ramey started his career in wine with little more than a degree in enology and a dream. Then, after nearly two decades of creating benchmark wines for such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd, David Ramey and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. “Owning one’s own winery is the dream of every winemaker,” David says, looking back on the path that led him to build his own. It took time, planning and a profound understanding of how best to bring together all the elements—from the grapes, to the winery materials, and a top-notch team of professionals—to make it all work. Ramey Wine Cellars is located off the town square in the quaint Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It is a sleek, efficient, no-frills work space dedicated exclusively to making the highest quality wines possible. “In our own winery, we’re not distracted, as I had been, by the ongoing and changing needs of an employer,” David notes. “At Ramey Wine Cellars, we try to foster a team environment where everybody feels empowered to contribute and make a difference in both winery operations and the wine itself. My hope is to create an atmosphere of great opportunity for all.” The winery produces authentic, hand-crafted wines made in an Old World tradition--coupled with New World innovation and California terroir. Owned exclusively by David and his wife Carla, grapes are sourced from vineyards with which David has worked for many years. Their next project will be to purchase land and develop their own vineyards. Consistently rated among the best wines in California, the winery remains committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as its primary varietals. Winery tastings are available by appointment. Tasting Room We are open for tastings by appointment Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays). We offer a hosted tasting in a seated environment so that you can relax and truly appreciate the wines. Read less

External Reviews for Ramey Larkmead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2004 Larkmead Vineyard (a 1 400-case bend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Petite Verdot and 9% Malbec) is another example of just how special this Napa Valley site is. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite licorice flowers and black currants in addition to some minerality. This medium to full-bodied noble complex red should benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well for 10-12 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Larkmead (1 360 cases from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Petit Verdot and 9% Merlot) has that gorgeously pure creme de cassis that I notice consistently in Screaming Eagle. The wine is full-bodied elegant sexy and rich and should easily last and evolve for 10-15 or more years. In fact I would give it 2-3 years of bottle age. This is a phenomenal wine and one of the finest 2004 Cabernet Sauvignons. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.




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