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2003 Ramey - Jericho Canyon Vineyard Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Ramey Wine Cellars was founded in 1996 by husband and wife team David and Carla Ramey. David had previously made wine at such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. Located in Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars prides itself on producing hand-crafted wines using a combination of Old World tradition and New World... More »

Score
91
WS 90
IWC 94
WA 93
Drink Dates
WA: 2008-2025 WS: 2006-2011
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

($95) Good full medium ruby. Highly nuanced and wonderfully expressive nose combines blue and black fruits and smoky oak. Fat, dense and smooth in the mouth, with superripe but fresh flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, smoke and cigar box. Finishes with big, rich, mellow tannins and lingering notes of coffee and chocolate. A very satisfying 2003 with considerable early appeal but also very good aging potential.

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WA 93
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 162
Drink Dates 2008-2025

The 2003 Jericho Canyon, from a 40-acre parcel of vines at the base of Mount St. Helena, is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. This is David Ramey's homage to Pauillac. With a big sweet nose of white chocolate, creme de cassis, cedar, spice box, and high-quality smoky oak, it is full-bodied, rich, and tannic with notes of chocolate and espresso in the mouth. This wine also needs several years of cellaring and should last 15-20 years.

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WS 90
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2006-2011

Firm, dark and intense, with a rich, concentrated band of anise, currant, blackberry, mocha and light toasty, cedary oak. Very complex and balanced, with a finish that veers to the understated elements of the wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. 1,700 cases made.

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 07/08/2011
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