2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Annum, Napa Valley

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

95

Review

With a Pauillac-like style in its graphite, blackcurrant, lead pencil and tobacco aromatics, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is a full-bodied, concentrated, seamless 2014 that’s very much in the style of the 2014 vintage. Despite the upfront charm, it has plenty of underlying tannin and structure and is going to evolve beautifully for 15-20 years. This cuvée is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, aged all in new oak.

Publication

Vinous

Author

Antonio Galloni

Date

April 2018

Rating

93+

Review

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is rich, racy and seductive, and yet also maintains a very classic, mid-weight sense of structure. The flavors are bright and nicely focused in this nuanced, mid-weight wine. The 2014 is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, with the Franc adding quite a bit of brightness and aromatic nuance. This has terrific potential.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

September 2017

Rating

92

Review

A steady ascent of supple flavors rises from modest to grand. The elegant array of anise-laced currant, berry, light cedar and earth notes making a second glass a necessity. Drink now through 2030.