2010 Pedregal Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville – Napa Valley
Robb Report Magazine
"FrontRunners: Cellar Notes"
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