2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

April, 2013

Rating

93

Review

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent choice for readers who want to drink a Ramey wine without waiting the decade or so it takes most of his wines to truly open up. Dark red berries, savory herbs, mint and licorice all jump from the glass. A large-scaled, voluptuous wine, the 2009 is juicy, expressive and wonderfully resonant. Layers of fruit continue to build to the rich, enveloping finish. The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is quite a mouthful! Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 1, 2012

Rating

93-95

Review

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, dramatic wine endowed with tremendous richness and power. A large-scaled, dramatic wine, the 2009 Cabernet sweeps across the palate with generous, deeply resonant fruit. This is shaping up to be another beauty from David Ramey. The 2009 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Lamoreaux, DeSantis, J. Davies and Somerston. Drink: 2014-2021.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2012

Rating

91

Review

Inky ruby. Aromas of cherry and black tea, plus a spicy hint of chocolate. Tactile and densely packed but with surprising vivacity to its powerful cherry and blackcurrant flavors. Shows a rather brooding character at first, but aeration brings out more pliancy and a sweetness that carries through the long, spice-accented finish.

Publication

California Grapevine

Date

February 1, 2013

Rating

90

Review

Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, initially restrained, tight, black cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of espresso, violets, dill, and black olive; full body; rich, textured, concentrated, currant and dark berry fruit flavors; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Will benefit with bottle aging. Very highly recommended.