2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2007

Rating

96

Review

Readers looking for a Screaming Eagle look-alike should check out David Ramey's 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal (85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot), a wine that has put on amazing richness and intensity since last year. Beautifully pure créme de cassis fruit interwoven with notions of spring flowers, espresso roast, and truffles jump from the glass of this wine. Wonderfully sweet, expansive fruit flavors, a massive, full-bodied palate, and superb elegance as well as purity suggest this stunner should drink well for 20-25+ years.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

May 2016

Rating

93

Review

Bright, dark red. Superripe, slightly floral aromas of raspberry, dark chocolate, tobacco and minerals; as much red as black in its fruit character. Intensely flavored and penetrating, conveying a sexy saline quality to its seriously backward flavors of black cherry, iron and tobacco. Finishes with serious, firm tannins and superb length. This firmly structured, beautifully integrated wine is still on an upslope.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

May 2016

Rating

93

Review

Bright, dark red. Superripe, slightly floral aromas of raspberry, dark chocolate, tobacco and minerals; as much red as black in its fruit character. Intensely flavored and penetrating, conveying a sexy saline quality to its seriously backward flavors of black cherry, iron and tobacco. Finishes with serious, firm tannins and superb length. This firmly structured, beautifully integrated wine is still on an upslope.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 2015

Rating

95

Review

At ten years of age, David Ramey's 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is in a beautiful spot right now. The tannins have softened, yet there is plenty of power and intensity in the glass. Tobacco, cedar, smoke, dark spice, orange peel and a hint of white truffle give the 2005 a sense of exoticism that is impossible to miss. I imagine the 2005 will offer superb drinking for at least another decade, perhaps more.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 2014

Rating

93

Review

White truffles, tobacco, leather and rose petals are some of the many notes that emerge from the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard, a wine that is just beginning to enter its prime. Silky, layered and exceptionally polished, the 2005 impresses for its balance and total sense of harmony. The tannins remain a bit coarse, but there is no doubt the 1995 has aged quite well.