Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Napa Valley’, Ramey Cellars
This appellation Cabernet is blended from a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyards. Ramey’s style combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness gained from California’s weather.
The geology and soils of Napa Valley are notoriously complex and are primarily comprised of broken down or decomposed rock that has been carried downhill from the eastern Vaca range and the western Mayacamas range into the base of the valley, where they ultimately intermingle with the silt, clay and gravel deposits of the Napa River flood plain.
Native-yeast and full malolactic fermentations. The wine rested sur lies to incorporate the oak so that the 18 months spent in 55% new barrels (three-year air dried French, 30% and American, 25%) is barely noticeable. Non-filtered.