2016 Rama Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
50% New French and American Oak Blend
RAMA is a Spanish word that means branch, bough, extension, or part of. In 2005 Mario Bazan naturally stepped into winemaking after 35 years of experience farming grapes in the world famous Napa Valley. Mario Bazan Cellars, a boutique style family run winery, has been operating ever since.
Deep, vibrant red color with a ruby garnet hue. A pleasant combination of red and black fruit notes explode from the glass, integrated with black pepper and clove spice notes.
On the palate, this wine enters with lush blackberry flavors along with ripe cherry and red currant notes. It is well balanced and layered, has focused acidity along with the subtle oak flavors that frame the finish quite well.
This wine complements a broad range of roasted and grilled meat and fowl, While a pleasure to enjoy in the near term, 4-6 years in the bottle will enhance the bouquet, structure and flavor to even greater heights.