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2008 Ramey, Annum, Cabernet Sauvignon

Ramey, Annum, Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright purple. Livelier and more red-fruity than the Napa Valley bottling, displaying redcurrant, cherry and floral scents along with notes of pipe tobacco and dried rose. Juicy, penetrating red and dark berry flavors show impressive purity and vivacity and pick up a spicy quality with air. Taut and linear on the fat-free finish, which lingers with excellent tenacity. This has picked up a lot of energy and high notes since I saw it last year, when it seemed much darker in character.
(Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/June 2011)

The third vintage of this blend, which represents our version of a “winemaker’s wine.” Having spent so much time working in Bordeaux and visiting Burgundy, the Loire and the Rhone, I’m deeply steeped in French winemaking tradition, including their orientation toward the growing site or region. Thus, all our wines are either vineyard designates or regional blends. While Annum is an appellation wine, it is the one blend we make each year that allows us to select from a range of vineyards to make the best blend possible that vintage.

This third release is composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon from the J. Davies Vineyard on Diamond Mountain and 5% Petit Verdot from our Pedregal Vineyard in Oakville. While we try not to use too much new oak, the density of this wine allowed it to spend 26 months in all new barrels, after which it was bottled without filtration. As with all of our wines, this was fermented with native yeasts and bacteria. Only 440 cases produced.
(David Ramey, Winemaker)



Other Parker
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Ramey, Annum, Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum also improved dramatically from last year. Deep, sweet black currant, blackberry, camphor, truffle and graphite aromas jump from the glass of this full-bodied effort. With additional texture and layers as well as a sweet inner core of tannin backed up by extraordinary fruit, depth and glycerin, it should drink well for 15-20 years.
(Robert M. Parker,  The Wine Advocate December 2010, Issue 192)

Other Parker
92 92 - 94/100
Ramey, Annum, Cabernet Sauvignon
Product:Ramey Wine Cellars 10814
Maturity: Ready, but will improve
Vintage: 2008
Origin: USA » California » Napa Map of the region
Producer: Ramey Wine Cellars
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon
Style: Full Bodied, Dry, 15% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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