2010 Pedregal Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville – Napa Valley

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 1, 2012

Rating

94-96+

Review

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard comes across as deep, rich, sensual and totally inviting. Blackberries, cassis, graphite, grilled herbs and mocha are some of the many nuances that emerge gradually as the wine takes shape in the glass. The 2010 impresses for its gorgeous inner sweetness and fabulous depth. It is yet another fabulous wine from David Ramey. Drink: 2018-2030.

Publication

Decanter

Author

Stephen Brooks

Date

January 11, 2019

Rating

93

Review

Dominant crème caramel notes on the nose. Supple attack, silky and polished, elegant but concentrated. Fine, bright acidity gives persistence and the oak is subtle and not overstated. Drinking Window 2021 - 2032 (To read the full article, please click here.)

Publication

Robb Report Magazine

Author

Brett Anderson

Date

May 2014

Review

Well Placed   Owing to the concept of the rock-star winemaker, those who imbibe are more apt to recognize the name of the individual in charge of the winery than the name of the place where the grapes were grown. Still, location is everything in the world of fine wine, as David Ramey, founder and winemaker at Ramey Wine Cellars, illustrates with his  Ramey 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard ($185, www.rameywine.com), which comes from a vineyard on the eastern slopes of Oakville. “I increasingly think of [Oakville] as the Pauillac of Napa Valley, because of the concentration of great wines which derive from there,” says Ramey. The vineyard’s name is Spanish for “rocky,” and this aspect of the site is reflected in the intense mineral core, which is lightened by lyrical essences of blackberry, anise, cola, and rose petals. - Click here to see more

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May 2014

Rating

93

Review

Inky ruby.  Pungent black and blue fruit aromas show an exotic peaty quality and suggestions of incense, violet and Indian spices.  Deeply pitched cassis and blueberry flavors are braced by juicy acidity and pick up a suave floral pastille nuance with aeration.  The spice and blue fruit notes dominate the finish, which is firmed by youthful but harmonious tannins.  While I have no doubt that this wine is built to age it's pretty showy already.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

February 2014

Rating

96+

Review

Iron, graphite and a host of ferrous notes open up in the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard. This is a distinctly savory, mineral-driven Cabernet long on intensity, power and depth. The most virile of the 2010 Ramey Cabernets, the 2010 is going to require a measure of patience. On this day, the 2010 Pedregal is a bit less expressive than it has been in the past. David Ramey elected to blend in 15% Petit Verdot, which is on the high side, and may explain the wine's reticence at this stage of the wine's development. Drinking window is between 2018-2030.