Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Annum Napa 2014 - 750ml

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95pts  Jeb Dunnuck

With a Pauillac-like style in its graphite, blackcurrant, lead pencil and tobacco aromatics, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is a full-bodied, concentrated, seamless 2014 that’s very much in the style of the 2014 vintage. Despite the upfront charm, it has plenty of underlying tannin and structure and is going to evolve beautifully for 15-20 years. This cuvée is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, aged all in new oak.

94pts  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is made up of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc. It's deep ruby with a nose of graphite, dusty earth, bitter chocolate and cardamom with floral sparks, iron, crème de cassis, red and black cherries, loamy earth and star anise. Medium to full-bodied, it's lush and smooth in the mouth with loads of chocolaty fruits, very ripe, grainy tannins and great acidity, finishing very long. Lovely! 606 cases were made.

94pts  Decanter

Ramey's 2014 Annum is rich, supple and juicy, with aromas and flavours of red and black fruit, menthol and chocolate. A broad, textural wine which is very much on the same level as its 2013 sibling.

92pts  Wine Spectator

A steady ascent of supple flavors rises from modest to grand. The elegant array of anise-laced currant, berry, light cedar and earth notes making a second glass a necessity. Drink now through 2030.

Winemaker Notes

2014 was another classic vintage, despite the third consecutive year of drought. A mild winter and spring triggered early bud break, while much-needed late spring rain alleviated water stress on the vines through summer. Summer temperatures were warm and steady, balanced by particularly cool mornings, which permitted even fruit development. Cooler weather in August further lengthened hang time, resulting in perfectly matured fruit with moderate sugar levels.