Ramey Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is another wine in this range that really benefits from an added year in bottle. Black cherry, chocolate, mocha, leather, spice and plum give the 2016 its feeling of voluptuousness. The 100% new oak now feels much better integrated than it did a year ago.
Ripe and suave in feel, with waves of red currant, cherry and plum preserves gliding through, laced with subtle savory, cedar and floral hints, providing lift through the stylish finish. A minerally echo adds range. Distinctive. Best from 2021 through 2032. 842 cases made.
This blends in a healthy 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, the grapes from several of the valley's appellations, including Oakville and Mount Veeder. In total, the wine is intense in power and tightly wound grip, with textured layers of tar, cocoa powder and black currant. It has years to go in bottle. Enjoy 2025-2030.
The flagship is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum, another wine that plays in the more elegant, pretty end of the spectrum. Notes of cassis, kirsch, cedary spice, and earth all flow to a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, balanced Cabernet that has polished tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. Give bottles a year or two and it's going to keep for 15+ years.