2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Annum, Napa Valley

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2008

Rating

93

Review

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum (96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% mixed Bordeaux varietals) exhibits aromas of chocolate, cassis, incense, and flowers as well as a distinctive minerality/earthiness, full-bodied power, and a dense, layered mouthfeel.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 09

Rating

93

Review

Inky ruby color. Pungent aromas of blackcurrant, cherry preserves, licorice and smoky Indian spices. Really exotic in the mouth, offering mineral-driven dark berry and bitter cherry flavors, with dusty tannins adding grip. The spice and mineral notes build with air and extend through the long, sappy, gently sweet finish. There's a strong suggestion of Pauillac showing today, and I don't think this would be out of place in a flight of high-end Bordeaux of similar age.