CRM-288

Claret, ‘Napa Valley’, Ramey Cellars

This year’s blend is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 4% Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot.

The Claret follows the Bordelaise model of blending different Bordeaux varietals. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel, and the blend is assembled early so it is “elevated” as the finished wine.

2015 Claret rested on its lees twelve months in French & American oak barrels, only 7% new, with monthly bâtonnage to coat the tannins, producing a luscious, cushioned mouthfeel.  This wine was lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration in February 2017.

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
US
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Blend - Other
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750

Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
90
Date:
2016-11-30