Reviewed on 2019-01-02
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Rating 94
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $38.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Dinner With The Parents, Steak Dinner

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Merlot

Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2016 Review

Historically the British called Bordeaux wine Claret due to the lighter color of the wines back in the day. Ramey has gone full francophile on this wine with the exception of some American oak and a touch of Syrah in this kitchen-sink blend, coaxing out a fun, left bank-style wine, with an easy mouthfeel and notes of plum, dark cherry fruit and a hint of graphite and cedar for good measure. If this is the way we do Claret in the U.S. sign me up.

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Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2016
Historically the British called Bordeaux wine Claret due to the lighter color of the wines back in the day. Ramey has gone full francophile on this wine with the exception of some American oak and a touch of Syrah in this kitchen-sink blend, coaxing out a fun, left bank-style wine, with an easy mouthfeel and notes of plum, dark cherry fruit and a hint of graphite and cedar for good measure. If this is the way we do Claret in the U.S. sign me up.

Reviewed On: 01-02-2019
94
POINTS
Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2016
Historically the British called Bordeaux wine Claret due to the lighter color of the wines back in the day. Ramey has gone full francophile on this wine with the exception of some American oak and a touch of Syrah in this kitchen-sink blend, coaxing out a fun, left bank-style wine, with an easy mouthfeel and notes of plum, dark cherry fruit and a hint of graphite and cedar for good measure. If this is the way we do Claret in the U.S. sign me up.

Reviewed On: 01-02-2019