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Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 2004

/ML 750
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  • 95
  • 95
The first vintage from this small, outstanding vineyard on the lower slopes of the eastern Oakville hills. 'Pedregal' indicates stones in Spanish, and that is certainly a distinguishing feature of the site. The low yields of this vintage make cellaring an absolute must for this wine. 'Another killer wine from David Ramey comes from the Pedregal Vineyard. This is one of my favorite sites for Cabernet Sauvignon in all of Napa, right on the Oakville crossroads on the eastern side of the valley, just adjacent to Rudd and slightly down the hill from Dalla Valle and the Phelps Backus vineyard. Rocky, iron-rich, red soils seem to produce terrific Cabernet Sauvignon, and certainly this is a knock-out. Sadly, there are only 325 cases of the 2004 Pedregal, a blend of 76 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 24 percent Petit Verdot. Dense purple with notes of creme de cassis, cedar, truffle, and crushed rocks interwoven with extravagant levels of graphite, black currants, and scorched earth, this dense, powerful, rich wine is a real connoisseur’s selection as it will need 3-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 20-30+ years.' (Robert Parker, 12/22/06)

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