The town of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County, California, is the home to Ramey Wine Cellars. The winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blends, as well as several Chardonnay selections.
The 2008 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley was 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels (63% new, 37% old) for 24 months. The label listed ABV was 14.5%.
It had been a year or so since I last tasted a Ramey Cabernet. I came across the label while shopping in a local discount beverage store.
In the interest of research, I thought it time to revisit the wine.
Bodegas Martin Codax is located in the town of Cambados in the Rias Baixas region of Spain. The winery produces five white wines and four liqueurs.
The 2010 Martin Codax Albarino was 100% Albarino. The wine was aged in stainless steel vats. The ABV was 12.93%.
I once had a superb Albarino. Of course, I did not take note of the name. Since then, I have been on a search for a great Albarino. I came across the Martin Codax at Wine Sellers. (I have also tracked down some La Cana Albarino, referred to me by Talk-A-Vino. I am picking it up this week and look forward to trying it.) My last go with this variety was the 2008 Dom Bardo Albarino. That venture did not fare very well.
Fortunately, things went better with this bottle of wine.