2015 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Annum

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2015 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Annum

Medium to deep ruby, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is made up of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. The nose features licorice, dried leaves, cedar, vanilla pod and iron aromas with mint chocolate, cumin, cardamom, coffee bean and a core of red and black fruits—so many layers and exotic spice notes! Medium to full-bodied, it explodes with luscious fruits, chocolate and spice accents, framed by very ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness and finishing long and layered. Yes! 842 cases were made.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 95 RP
The flagship is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum, another wine that plays in the more elegant, pretty end of the spectrum. Notes of cassis, kirsch, cedary spice, and earth all flow to a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, balanced Cabernet that has polished tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. Give bottles a year or two and it’s going to keep for 15+ years.

Jeb Dunnuck | 93 JD
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum is another wine in this range that really benefits from an added year in bottle. Black cherry, chocolate, mocha, leather, spice and plum give the 2016 its feeling of voluptuousness. The 100% new oak now feels much better integrated than it did a year ago.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
This blends in a healthy 17% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, the grapes from several of the valley's appellations, including Oakville and Mount Veeder. In total, the wine is intense in power and tightly wound grip, with textured layers of tar, cocoa powder and black currant. It has years to go in bottle. Enjoy 2025–2030.

Wine Enthusiast | 93 WE
Ripe and suave in feel, with waves of red currant, cherry and plum preserves gliding through, laced with subtle savory, cedar and floral hints, providing lift through the stylish finish. A minerally echo adds range. Distinctive. Best from 2021 through 2032. 842 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 93 WS
David Ramey's proprietary red blend, 81% Cabernet Sauvignon in 2015, is polished and plump, with juicy red fruits, medium-full body and supple texture. Not so much soft as it is nicely integrated and seamless, it's a pleasure to drink already. Drinking Window 2019 - 2029.

Decanter | 90 DEC

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Vintage 2015
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Ramey: Ramey takes its name from esteemed wine genius David Ramey, a man who almost singlehandedly revolutionized Californian winemaking. It seems like every varietal he touches turns to gold, and we're not talking about the color of his exceptional Chardonnays. Whether your compass points toward Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah, there's a bottle of Ramey with your name on it somewhere out there. The winery's success is a result of many positive factors. Being able to combine Old World lessons with innovative New World ideas is a skill not all winemakers possess. Couple that with the family's seemingly endless devotion to classically-styled, beautiful wines, and you have a recipe for success. If you have the patience to wait several years, your reward will be a wine you'll remember forever.
Rating 95 RP
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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