2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Annum, Napa Valley
Another drop-dead gorgeous wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum flows across the palate with a huge core of super-ripe black fruit. Melted road tar, licorice, smoke and violets develop in the glass, adding layers of complexity and nuance. The soft contours and terrific overall balance suggest the 2012 will offer a long drinking window of pure drinking pleasure. As always, the Annum is the ripest and most obvious of the Ramey Cabernets. The style is ripe and voluptuous to the core.