Ramey Cellars, Claret Napa Valley 2017 750ML
Napa Valley California Red Bend of44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah, and 2% Cabernet Franc
Winery Tasting Notes: Our Claret follows the Bordelaise model of blending different Bordeaux varietals. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel, and the blend is assembled early so it is “elevated” as the finished wine. The 2017 Claret rested on its lees twelve months in French & American oak barrels, only 24% new, with monthly bâtonnage to coat the tannins, producing a luscious, cushioned mouthfeel. This wine was lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration in February 2019.