Ramey Wine Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.148 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, raspberry, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and velvety tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, raspberry, eucalyptus, licorice and oak. Great structure and velvety tannins.

Jun 8th, 2019
Marc Melser

We had the 2014 Vintage on 3/13/21. This had darker tastes compared to 204 Annum. See prior notes

We had the 2014 Vintage on 3/13/21. This had darker tastes compared to 204 Annum. See prior notes

Mar 15th, 2021
Marc Melser

We had the 2014 Vintage on 2/14/21. Blackberry, plum, cedar, chocolate and oak. Full bodied and dark fruit forward. A pretty good Napa Cab.

We had the 2014 Vintage on 2/14/21. Blackberry, plum, cedar, chocolate and oak. Full bodied and dark fruit forward. A pretty good Napa Cab.

Feb 15th, 2021
Mario Vaillancourt

Vanilla, cocoa and dark fruit domjnate the aromas and profile of this Cab, nice acidity and fine grained texture of tannins. Nie but not as good as the bottle tasted a few months back of the same vintage, a little but ripe and less Bordeaux like it seems, but still good. 90-91

Bouteille un peu moins impressionnante que celle bue il y a quelques mois, moins Bordelaise et moins raffinée il me semble. Malgré tout se boit bien, saveurs plus cuites et plus mures. Fruits noirs, vanille, cacao, belle acidité et des tannins quand même de texture approchable, c’est bien mais moins “wow” qu’à mon souvenir. 90-91

Vanilla, cocoa and dark fruit domjnate the aromas and profile of this Cab, nice acidity and fine grained texture of tannins. Nie but not as good as the bottle tasted a few months back of the same vintage, a little but ripe and less Bordeaux like it seems, but still good. 90-91

Bouteille un peu moins impressionnante que celle bue il y a quelques mois, moins Bordelaise et moins raffinée il me semble. Malgré tout se boit bien, saveurs plus cuites et plus mures. Fruits noirs, vanille, cacao, belle acidité et des tannins quand même de texture approchable, c’est bien mais moins “wow” qu’à mon souvenir. 90-91

Nov 29th, 2020
Katherine Mary

The 2014 Vintage Cab Sav Ramey was beautiful. The nose was light with hints of earth and dark red fruit aromas. However, the palate was a completely different experience which started dry and robust with leather, earth, and mushroom notes, ending with a crisp and tart and softly better cranberry notes. The aftertaste was elegant with a taste that lingers only for a moment before fading.

I took an extra bottle home after dinner. :)
This is a gem!

The 2014 Vintage Cab Sav Ramey was beautiful. The nose was light with hints of earth and dark red fruit aromas. However, the palate was a completely different experience which started dry and robust with leather, earth, and mushroom notes, ending with a crisp and tart and softly better cranberry notes. The aftertaste was elegant with a taste that lingers only for a moment before fading.

I took an extra bottle home after dinner. :)
This is a gem!

Nov 26th, 2020
Keith Ward

Can’t go wrong when it’s 1/2 price at Winn Dixie! A very nice cab sauv from Healdsburg which shines on the fruit and a very nice finish!! If you can get this fir the $40’s range - BUY BUY BUY!! if it’s regular price, there are more named vintners with better product from this region!!

Can’t go wrong when it’s 1/2 price at Winn Dixie! A very nice cab sauv from Healdsburg which shines on the fruit and a very nice finish!! If you can get this fir the $40’s range - BUY BUY BUY!! if it’s regular price, there are more named vintners with better product from this region!!

Nov 13th, 2020
Mario Vaillancourt

Surprised nicely by this expressive nose that goes on and on with layers of aromas such as blackcurrant, plum, moka, cedar, vanilla and licorice. The mouth is medium bodied and very approachable right now, medium tannins with some softness and silkyness in terms of texture, fruit and balance as well on a finish that has decent length and is very good, drinks like a charm. Comparable to a good Bordeaux but no need to wait 10+ years. 92-93

Nez qui m’a agréablement surpris car très expressif et très aromatique avec beaucoup de complexité et des couches d’arômes. Réglisse, vanille, fruits noirs, cassis, moka, cèdre, prune. La bouche est de corps moyen, très approchable malgré la jeunesse, du fruit en masse, fraîcheur et précision, des tannins assez souples et de touché fort agréable mais avec quand même une belle structure, bien équilibré, savoureux. Se compare à un bon Bordeaux mais sans attendre 10-12 ans, une belle surprise pour moi.

Surprised nicely by this expressive nose that goes on and on with layers of aromas such as blackcurrant, plum, moka, cedar, vanilla and licorice. The mouth is medium bodied and very approachable right now, medium tannins with some softness and silkyness in terms of texture, fruit and balance as well on a finish that has decent length and is very good, drinks like a charm. Comparable to a good Bordeaux but no need to wait 10+ years. 92-93

Nez qui m’a agréablement surpris car très expressif et très aromatique avec beaucoup de complexité et des couches d’arômes. Réglisse, vanille, fruits noirs, cassis, moka, cèdre, prune. La bouche est de corps moyen, très approchable malgré la jeunesse, du fruit en masse, fraîcheur et précision, des tannins assez souples et de touché fort agréable mais avec quand même une belle structure, bien équilibré, savoureux. Se compare à un bon Bordeaux mais sans attendre 10-12 ans, une belle surprise pour moi.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariza: mora, arandano, regaliz, cassis, vainilla, pimiento verde

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M+


Nariza: mora, arandano, regaliz, cassis, vainilla, pimiento verde

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M+


Jun 1st, 2020
Brian Kelly

A good, but not amazing Napa cab. Ramey is always dependable, and one of our favorites. The bottle warmed up a bit so this one wasn't at peak. Paired well with a coffee and ancho crusted elk backstrap. The fruit really works well, bringing out the flavor of the elk. Yum.

A good, but not amazing Napa cab. Ramey is always dependable, and one of our favorites. The bottle warmed up a bit so this one wasn't at peak. Paired well with a coffee and ancho crusted elk backstrap. The fruit really works well, bringing out the flavor of the elk. Yum.

May 2nd, 2020
Lawrence Bernstein

2014. $64 Tasted Feb 2020. I am forecasting this wine will open beautifully but it is too tannic and tart right now. There is a lot of structure to this wine and good berry underneath but for now it is too tannic. 84

2014. $64 Tasted Feb 2020. I am forecasting this wine will open beautifully but it is too tannic and tart right now. There is a lot of structure to this wine and good berry underneath but for now it is too tannic. 84

Feb 25th, 2020