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Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard, Ramey Wine Cellars 2012

Subregion U.S.A. > California > Sonoma
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

As usual, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is a great wine (a 650-case blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot). This sexy, full-throttle, opaque purple-colored 2012 boasts fabulous concentration along with copious notes of pen ink, blueberries, blackberries, and hints of graphite and espresso bean. Deep, full-bodied and multidimensional, this sensational Cabernet should drink well for 20-25 years. When I was tasting with David Ramey, he opened a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard, which I also rated 96. A truly great offering, it was just coming into drinkability at the age of 10. I think the 2012 will ultimately be better and last even longer than the 2004.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (216), December 2014

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard (88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot) boasts abundant notes of lead pencil shavings, espresso roast, chocolate, creme de cassis, and blackberries intertwined with notions of scorched earth and spice. Full-bodied, deep, and more masculine and powerful than the Annum, it, too, is a stunning example of Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for two decades.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (210), December 2013
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