2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

May 2019

Rating

94

Review

Ramey's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is super-expressive today. Chocolate, spice, tobacco, licorice and dried herbs give striking aromatic complexity to a rich, sumptuous Cabernet that hits all the right notes. Just beginning to soften, the 2009 has another 10–15 years of fine drinking ahead of it.

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Date

July/August 2012

Rating

Four stars +

Review

The Pedregal Vineyard is richer and finer: a wine with excellent character and balance, and a firm, long finish tasting of cassis, tobacco, blackberry, toast, and spicy oak. Needs aging. 8% Petit Verdot. Aged 24 months in new oak barrels. Unfiltered. [2016-2022]

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

Oct 31, 2012

Rating

92

Review

Rich and gutsy, but also refined and stylish, with an initial push of rocky and roasted herb-laced currant and dried berry flavors, maintaining its dry savory character on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2028. 576 cases made. –JL

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

April, 2013

Rating

95

Review

From a site in Oakville, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is another huge, intense wine that also possesses wonderful nuance and delineation, a rare attribute for such a big Cabernet. Espresso, mocha, black cherries, grilled herbs and sweet spices lead to a huge core of blue/black fruit in this brooding, full-bodied wine. There is a lot to like in the 2009 Pedregal, but I can’t imagine the wine being fully expressive until at least age ten. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.  

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2012

Rating

94

Review

Bright purple. Pungent, ripe aromas of cassis, mocha, pipe tobacco and licorice pastille. Large-scaled, sappy and surprisingly elegant, with bright acidity giving lift and clarity to the velvety flavors of dark berry preserves, plum and cocoa. Sweet, penetrating and alluringly floral on the ripe, gently tannic, extremely long finish.