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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Ramey Wine Cellars
September 12, 2018



2016 Sidebar Sauvignon Blanc; Aroma: clean herbal , nutty, leesy note, ; Mouth: bright acid, rather dense, spicy, clean, lemony with deeper notes; Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

2014 Ramey Chardonnay Sonoma Coast; Aroma: rounded frrsh, plump, loioghtly oaked, ; Mouth: plump rather full, very rich, very full, bright acid fullish, clean lively ,strong sweet acid; Very Good Plus40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34

2014 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard (Carneros) One of flagships in David Ramey's range, the 2014 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is also one of the creamier, richer wines in this range. Stone fruit, mint, butter and light French oak notes give the wine its voluptuous, racy personality and oily feel. There is plenty of freshness and nuance to play off the fruit. 66; Mixed Case, 59.4; Case, 56.1



2015 Ramey Claret “Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Claret offers notes of blackberries, kirsch and red currants with hints of earth and dried herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate is plush, velvety and open for business, with some baking spice notes coming through on the finish.”- Wine Advocate 48; Mixed Case, 43.2; Case, 40.80

2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Vinous "super-expressive today. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and new leather flesh out in an impeccably balanced, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon long on class and personality. Once again, David Ramey has produced a jewel of a wine." 59; Mixed Case, 53.1; Case, 50.15

2013 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Annum; Aroma: very dark rather dense, heady very full, heady full, very restrained chocolate, veery rich; Mouth: very dense smooth full, very rich, fine acid tannins, clean long; Excellent -Outstanding 99; Mixed Case, 89.1; Case, 84.15


912 Ramey Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $564

9/12 Ramey Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $298

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