Ramey Claret 2015

Ramey Claret 2015
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SKU 113846

750ml

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Our 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. Our 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. This soft, easy-drinking Cabernet is a good introduction to the vintage, and while it will improve over the course of three to eight years, it is not a wine intended for long-term cellaring.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Ramey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • jd92

Jeb DunnuckMoving to the reds, the 2015 Claret checks in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 6% Syrah, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot all aged in 10-15% new French oak. Lots of blackcurrants, olive, peppery herbs, and cedar notes emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant Bordeaux blend that has loads to love. Drink it over the coming decade.

June 2018
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateComposed of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot, the medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Claret has a fantastic combination of red and black fruits-black raspberries, black plums, redcurrants and black cherries-with suggestions of cigar box and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy structure and a great core of crunchy fruit, finishing long and earthy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 29, 2018
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorStruggles to find a focus amid a mix of savory underbrush, dried herb and lavender notes, and touches of meaty, earthy dark berry flavors, ending chewy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. 3,880 cases made.

James Laube, 2017