Posts tagged: Brian Graham

A $100.00 wine at half the price!

Brian Graham has wowed us for many years with his great blends from Mt. Veeder.  This year he is adding to his portfolio with a single vineyard Cabernet sourced from the Canard vineyard in Calistoga. As it is the case with other Ramian wines, this one too is very limited!  Only 101 cases produced Ramian […]

Mountain Reds prevail – A day in the vineyard with Brian Graham.

I spent a day with Brian tasting through his great portfolio of wines.  He also made a little more Chapter 7 available out of his library as the Chapter 8 will not be out until late fall 2011. We tasted the following wines: Ramian Estate 2006 Malbec, Diamond Mountain, Napa  Valley Retail 50.00 – GGWC […]

Ramian Estate 2007 “Chapter 7″ Cabernet Blend

From the tallest heights of Mt. Veeder, well above the Napa Valley floor, the winemaker handcrafts his story one chapter at a time into a collected work of vintages: a traditional tale told from a new perspective, a moveable feast intended to endure. This classic Bordeaux “style” blend exemplifies its Napa Valley mountain home.  All […]

Ramian Estate 2009 Viognier “Reserve”

This Viognier was slow, cool fermented and aged sur-lee style in neutral French oak barrels for 3 months prior to bottling. This helped to create mouthfeel without oak flavors while focusing on bright, crisp, classic Viognier fruit flavors. If you have never enjoyed or tasted a Viognier, imagine a crisp clean, very floral, tropical fruit flavored […]

Ramian Estate 2009 Rosé, Napa Valley

This Rose was made from the saignier of Napa Valley Syrah. Slow, cool fermented and aged in a stainless steel tank to retain its crisp edge and very bright fruit flavors. The lees were stirred in tank to obtain a well rounded mouthfeel. This Rose is crisp and clean and has a rich, round mouth-feel. […]

Ramian Estate 2008 Chardonnay

A stunning effort, the Ramian Chardonnay reveals copious amounts of flowery aromatics.  On the palate this lush wine offers us honeysuckle and green apples packed in its full bodied frame with hints of “Burgundian” minerality and purity.  This wine is very well balanced and extremely clean from start to its long lasting finish. Retail 44.00 – GGWC […]

Ramian Estate New Releases

This summer is getting better by the minute! I just received four new releases of one of Napa Valley’s best kept secrets, and they are absolutely stunning! This set encompasses a full range of wines, beginning with the incredible new “Chapter 7″ Cabernet Blend, a classical Viognier, a versatile and well rounded Rose, and an […]