Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The top wine, the Jericho Canyon Proprietary Red, emerges from a vineyard northeast of Calistoga. The inky/purple-colored 2001 Jericho Canyon Proprietary Red offers up a sumptuous perfume of licorice, espresso roast, graphite, blackberries, and currants. Unctuously-textured, with tremendous purity, high tannin, and a long finish, it reminds me of the old style vintages of Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon from the late sixties to the mid-seventies.
Pushes ripeness to the max, with the blackberry and wild berry flavors approaching pruny. Rich, concentrated and well-balanced, those who enjoy ripeness will find this well-done; others may find it over done in ripeness. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2005 through 2012. 1,700 cases made.