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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ramey Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Annum Napa Valley) Login and sign up and see review text.


  • By Jon Rimmerman
    11/19/2009, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (RAMEY Cabernet Annum) Ramey Dear Friends, Once in a great while I come across a high-end Cabernet from Napa that is fastidiously produced, will please the collector and not cause a second mortgage - this is one of those occurrences. David Ramey is not new to the terroir circuit - he's been producing some of California's most accomplished and expressive red and white wine for years. Prices have remained within reason and (if my mom is any indication - which she undoubtedly is) Ramey's Chardonnay is a benchmark for the US. Unfortunately for my mom, today we focus on Cabernet - Ramey's other passion. Long-time fans of Ramey may not recognize this wine but it is (for all intensive purposes) at or above the level of the old Jericho Canyon bottling (which is no longer produced). I would call this their new flagship red wine and it is worthy of the title. With miniscule additions of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot (less than 4% total), this is really a pure Cabernet that gives evidence to Napa's long-standing dominance with the grape. If flashy and showy are your goal, this wine is not for you, but it is not exactly for Europhiles either. It is certainly large in scale, even colossal in its own way, but it has a sense of the Orient Express and the mysterious within the walls of its full-bodied house that set it apart. Think Darjeeling Limited meets Napa and you will be close. This is California kingship in a bottle and it will run circles around many entrants at twice the price or more. I would be interested (as would Josh Raynolds below) to see this up against something like 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou or 2005 LÄoville Poyferre 20 years from now. A top notch effort from David Ramey: This parcel has perfect provenance directly from the winery cellar: 2006 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon "Annum" Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA CA9280

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/14/2009, (See more on 90 points

    (Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Annum) Cassis, berry nose; berry, black fruit palate; medium-plus finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    8/23/2009, (See more on 89 points

    (Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Annum) Cassis, deep berry palate; medium-plus finish

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