2009 Ramspur Montage
California: Napa Valley
The Golden Fleece
For today’s Elite Operative Saturday Selection, we selected a very elegant treat for you. Ramspur Wines one 2009 Montage is a red Meritage blend that delivers a big yet elegant drinking experience - at a really exceptional price.
Today’s wine is a perfect blending of California Bordeaux varietals, into a delicious, elegant melange of aromas and flavors. Complex on the nose, darkly enticing on the palate - and easy on the budget, today’s wine is the perfect Fall wine for your finest entertaining, or your introspective imbibing.
Deep maroon hues with a darker core and fine ruby edges. Tall, skinny, wine-stained tears take a unique zigzag path down the glass.
Sweet, stewed plum, braised black fig, smoky blueberry, black cherry and overripe blackberry are layered atop cured meats, cigar box, toasty dark chocolate
Blackberry, dark plum, smoky blueberry, black cherry, sweetwood and sweet pipe tobacco take the lead. As the wine opens up, it reveals additional flavors of cassis, wild strawberry, dusty bramble, leather, brown spice and cracked pepper.
Vey long and dark, with black fruit that gradually gives way more earthy flavors. As these flavors dwindle, the palate is left with a plush, even dryness.