VARIETAL COMPOSITION Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with varying amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, and Petit Verdot per vintage.
VINEYARD Mostly from Napa Valley sites, sourced from soils comprised of broken down or decomposed rock that has been carried downhill from the eastern Vaca range and the western Mayacamas range to the base of the valley, where they intermingle with the silt, clay and gravel deposits of the Napa River flood plain. The fragment of Mendocino soil is iron-rich Red Vine sandy clay loam, and in the Russian River Valley, a gravelly Felta clay loam.
FERMENTATION Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel, and the blend is assembled early so it is “elevated” as the finished wine.
AGING On its lees twelve months in French & American oak barrels, only 7% new, with monthly bâtonnage. Lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration.
|PRODUCER||Ramey Wine Cellars|
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot|