The 2014 Ramey Pedregal Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery's 11th vintage from this small, outstanding vineyard on the lower slopes of the eastern Oakville hills. "Pedregal" means a rocky place in Spanish, and that is certainly a distinguishing feature of the site. During 2008, the winery agreed to a long-term lease of this vineyard which gives them complete control, even through any change in ownership, so this is the 4th vintage they've directed the farming.
Varietal Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah (co-fermented)
Appellation: Oakville AVA (Napa Valley)
Aging: 25 months sur lie in French oak barrels, 100% new
96 Points - Wine Advocate
"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard opens with beautiful lilac, chocolate box and unsmoked cigars scents over a core of cassis, black cherries and preserved plums with wafts of menthol and wood smoke. Full-bodied and packed to the gills with ripe, expressive black fruits and savory layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with fantastic persistence." -LPB, 6/29/18
95 Points - Vinous
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is a classic wine from the Eastern Hills of Oakville. Pliant, supple and radiant in the glass, the 2014 offers superb depth and textural richness. The dark cherry, plum, espresso, licorice and floral notes all blossom in an effortless, sumptuous Cabernet endowed with personality and class. The 2014 will be easy to drink with minimal cellaring. Today, it is fabulous." -AG, Apr/2018