2010 Pedregal Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville – Napa Valley
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Big and burly as Ramey’s red wines are want to be, and pushed just a bit more by obvious ripeness than the winery’s Annum bottling, this very deep, very dense, very rich offering is a mouthfilling, full-bodied wine that shows little in the way of restraint. Happily, its generously extracted, cassis-like fruit is free of any chocolaty distractions, and its accompanying notes of forest floor, cola and loam are the hallmarks of good Cabernet. It may be a little less poised and precise than its mate, but it is the slightly deeper wine of the two, and it is set to age famously for decade or more.