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Ravage 2014 Wine Review

Ravage 2014

Ravage 2014

California, United States

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 13

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ravage

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Lots of smokey campfire goodness on the nose and palate of this full-bodied Californian Cabernet from toasty oak aging. Aromas of mocha, black plum and vanilla spice. Pair with a juicy steak or gourmet hamburgers.

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This Ravage 2014 was reviewed on December 3, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby red and 13% ABV, the 2014 vintage of this 100% Cab Sauv is rich with deep mocha, stewed red and black fruit, silky smooth tannins and well integrated aromatics. Medium - tannins, medium - acidity, medium fruit, with persistence of baking spices, vanilla, mocha and cigar box, and a medium finish. Pair this with BBQ gourmet bison burgers, or sweet and spicy Beef Tex Mex. Enjoy 2015-2017.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The nose offers smoky red and blackfruit. The palate opens up the fruit flavor with cherry and plum notes along with some vanilla and mocha notes.
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is a full bodied wine that is sure to please. On the nose it features nice dark cherry and plum. On the palate it features it features an impressive amount of dark berry fruit and smokiness. Tasted on November 29, 2015 (89/100)
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Lots of dark chocolate, mocha, blackberry, and vanilla give this a rich aroma tending towards the sweet. The taste follows quite closely, with a strong impression of sweetness even though it's a dry wine.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby with purple hues, this California Cabernet Sauvignon shows lovely plum, cassis and dark berry notes on the nose. Body is medium with medium-low tannin. With a short finish, this wine would be best suited as a casual sipping wine.
Tasted November 29, 2015.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Lovely moderate fruit foward notes of black cherry, black plum, cassis and a hint of minted grape. Acidity and tannins are moderate and integrated. This wine is medium + bodied with a lush mouthfeel and a long finish. Ageability and complexity is bit lacking but, overall a yummy little wine for your upcoming holiday party. Tasted Nov 2015.
Wineboy rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Lots of oak on the nose but in various forms - vanilla, smoke, resinous oak all show. Measured fruit on the palate with a nutty note late.
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Lots of vanilla, smoke, mocha and ripe dark fruits on the nose, with a matching profile on the palate. It is almost completely opaque and full-bodied, with a pretty luscious mouth-feel. Perfect for smokey bbq fare, ribs or a hamburger with smoked gouda.
Angela rated this wine as 75/100 with the following review:

Although this wine was tasty, it's surprisingly left a horrid black stain on both me and my boyfriend's tongue and teeth. I have had my fair share of wine and I have never had this problem before. It was a tasty wine, but I would not recommend it in a social environment unless you enjoy embarrassment. Both me and my boyfriend brushed our teeth with baking soda and although it got rid of most of the staining some still lingered. Be aware that this one gives you black mouth! Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The 2014 Californian vintage was warm and dry with moderate to high temps overall. Our harvest was compact, with an above-average. Brix as well as longer hang times, resulting
in good flavor development. Our flavors are smooth, bold, and audacious. Dark berries layered with luscious vanilla and mocha to round out the palate. The tannins are soft enough to add balance while giving structure and depth. This wine was aged 100% in new French oak barrels and is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 4% other red grapes.

The TA: 6.2 g/L pH: 3.8.

Source: Winery

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