2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Date

March 2017

Rating

92

Review

Deep garnet-purple, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of crème de cassis, ripe plums and pencil shavings with hints of sautéed herbs and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with concentrated black fruit and earth flavors, framed by grainy tannins and finishing with an herbal lift.

Publication

Wine Enthusiast

Author

Virginie Boone

Date

March 2013

Rating

93

Review

Sites from throughout the valley contribute to the lovely layering of this accessible wine, softly structured and classically inspired in its dried herb and distinct purity of cassis.

Publication

California Grapevine

Author

Nick Ponomareff

Date

September 2016

Rating

90

Review

Medium to medium-dark ruby; herbal, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with spicy notes and hints of cassis and pencil lead; full body; tight, moderately rich, firmly structured, dark fruit flavors with a note of toasty oak; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Approachable now though best to age for several more years. Very highly recommended.

Publication

International Wine Report

Author

Joe D'Angelo

Date

May 2016

Rating

92

Review

The 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is another outstanding wine from Ramey in this vintage. It is composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot and is a true Napa Valley wine, as it was sourced from areas across the entire appellation, including; 30% St. Helena, 29% Napa Valley, 15% Oak Knoll, 12% Napa-Carneros, 6% Mt.Veeder, 5% Diamond Mountain, 3% Oakville. This bold, expressive Cabernet opens with aromas of dark cherries and currants followed by exotic spices, dark chocolate shavings, floral, dried tobacco, anise and earthy minerals. On this palate this is full-bodied and well balanced with notable depth and concentration as it expands on to the long, opulent finish. This fantastic Cabernet should continue to drink well over the course of the next decade. (Best 2018-2028) - May, 2016 (JD)

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert M. Parker Jr.

Date

March 4, 2016

Rating

90

Review

Ramey’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a denser style of wine with an opaque purple color, notes of licorice, graphite, a touch of barrique and plenty of blackcurrants in a medium to full-bodied style with relatively supple tannins. It should drink well for 10-15 years.