2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Annum, Napa Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky purple. Youthfully brooding aromas of cassis, cherry pit and licorice, with sexy vanilla and violet nuances emerging with aeration. Rich, palate-coating dark fruit flavors show a liqueur-like intensity and serious power but are slow to unfold. More lively on the clinging finish, showing intense anise and spice character.