Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon from the North Coast of California is always a great value in Cabernet, but this 2014 vintage is outstanding! Ramsay is the second-label of Kent Rasmussen, named for his wife, Celia Ramsay. Here is what winemaker Kent Rasmussen has to say about the last vintage:
“For this wine I reached out into the glorious vineyards of California’s North Coast and created an absolutely succulent blend made from grapes from Mendocino and Lake Counties. It was my first time using Cabernet from these areas, although I have made Pinot Noir for years out of these appellations. To tell the truth, I was knocked absolutely flat when I saw the quality of the wine as it finished fermentation---rich, fruity, structured…a true joy! The blend is mostly Cabernet, but has a bit of Petit Verdot and Merlot blended in too.”
Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and offers cassis and dark stone fruits layered with notes of cocoa, minerals and spice. While powerful and concentrated, there’s ample acidity and tannin to balance the intensity of fruit. The finish is long, smooth and lingering.