2014 Template, Napa Valley
February 12, 2016
The 2014 Template is one of David Ramey's occasional one-offs. This Right Bank-inspired Merlot-based blend is dark, sumptuous and deeply expressive. Silky tannins wrap around a core of dark raspberry jam, savory herbs, licorice and new leather, with lifted, floral overtones that develop later. Racy yet nuanced, the Template is another 2014 that is shaping up to have a bright future.