2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Annum, Napa Valley
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
February 1, 2012
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum comes across as a bit restrained next to the 2008, which is not a bad thing at all. It possesses stunning depth and volume in a dramatic style that stands far apart from the super-ripe 2008. Mint, freshly cut flowers, spices and licorice are some of the notes that add complexity to the fruit. The resonant, creamy finish leaves a lasting impression. The 2009 includes a new source of fruit, Shartsis, a vineyard near Dana Estates's home vineyard in Rutherford that comprises 55% of the blend. J. Davies (28%) and Pedregal (17%) account for the remaining 45%. The 2009 Annum is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Petit Verdot. It is a great, great wine from David Ramey. Drink: 2014-2029.