Ramey Claret 2015
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.
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.
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.