2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Molesworth

Date

March 2019

Rating

94

Review

A range of sage, mint and sassafras aromas leads off, followed by alluring raspberry and plum fruit. Shows a lightly mulled edge as all the elements meld together. Maintains a suave feel and lingers seductively on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2030.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

May 2019

Rating

93+

Review

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is wonderfully expressive and nuanced in the glass. In this tasting, the Pedregal has a level of aromatic nuance and intensity that distinguishes it from the other wines in the range. Dried herbs, leather, licorice, tobacco, spicebox and cedar build in this super-expressive, nuanced Cabernet from David Ramey. The 2015 has come together nicely during its aging.

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

April 2019

Rating

95 pts, Cellar Selection

Review

Cofermented with 11% Petit Verdot, this is a serious, classically made wine from the generous appellation, Old World in its grippy structure and full embrace of cedar, pencil shavings and dried herb. Clove and peppercorn provide additional spice around a length of firm, integrated tannin and oak, finishing in a sanguine element of meat. Enjoy 2025–2030.

Publication

Robb Report Magazine

Author

Sara Schneider

Date

December 2018

Review

Gravelly aromas and mineral notes first greet the nose on this Cabernet from Ramey—after all, the Spanish pedregal in the wine’s name does translate as “stony ground,” a nod to the character of the vineyard. Haunting purple floral notes, mint, and forest floor join the mineral character, while beautifully integrated tannins augment concentrated blackberry, plum, and cherry on the palate.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

March 2017

Rating

89-92

Review

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is a huge wine. The ripeness and richness of the year are evident in the wine's slightly roasted profile. It will be interesting to see where the 2015 goes. Today, it is a bit heavy and monolithic.