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Ramey Cellars 'Claret' Napa Valley Red Blend, 2012

$36.00
Ramey Cellars 'Claret' Napa Valley Red Blend, 2012

Ramey Cellars 'Claret' Napa Valley Red Blend, 2012

$36.00
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"The 2012 Claret appears to be another outstanding example of value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon. …Consumers will love this beauty because of its forward, classic Cabernet style."

– Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2013

This vintage is comprised of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.  All the fruit comes from Napa Valley and was harvested from October 1-31.

[This] Cabernet Sauvignon follows the Bordelaise model of terroir driven wines blending different Bordeaux varietals.  Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel, and the wines are assembled early so they are “elevated” as the finished wine.  The 2012 Claret aged for 12 months in 12% new oak (French and American) to coat the tannins and smoothly integrate the wood.  This wine was lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration in January 2014.