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Ramey 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sometimes I go to the liquor store and just do what I call window shopping.  Stroll around the store and look for new wines that I might like to try.  I don’t ask anyone for help; actually I decline help when it is offered.  I just look around, read labels and reviews.  Mostly the reviews influence me which is one of the reasons I like to write reviews for our website.  I feel at least one persons opinion can influence another’s purchasing decisions and I am hopeful I can help someone else chose a new wine to try. One of the well known names in the industry, Robert Parker always catches my eye when I see a review or point scoring with his name.  Although, I do not always agree with his scoring, I do find I have similar tastes to his liking so I do try a lot of the wines he reviews. You know what I am referring to, the tags that hang off the shelf with a few tasting notes.  That such type tag influenced me to try a 2005 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon.  Ramey consistently gets high scores from Robert Parker on a variety of their wines, including the 2005 I purchased that came in with a score of 91 points.  The 2005 is a deep purple in color with lots of ripe berry flavor, some chocolate notes and a hint of oak.  A smooth finish with mild tannins is typical of its Napa Valley origin. The wine can be enjoyed now, but could also be stored for 10-15 years.

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