Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 95871
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

"This was a pleasant discovery during my recent tastings for this value report. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Syrah, Merlot, and Petite Sirah. Its dark ruby/plum color is followed by sweet aromas of black currants, smoke, damp earth, licorice, and spice. Medium-bodied and pure with silky tannins as well as a surprisingly long finish, it should drink well for 5-8 years. It has been at least twenty years since I have had a Napa Cabernet this good for under $15 a bottle."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Deep ruby colored, our 2005 wine shines in the glass. Blueberry and plum nuances from the Syrah complement the dark cherry and black raspberry characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple texture and forward fruit flavors are balanced and enhanced by aging in French and American barrels. Oak aging provides a lingering note of toasted oak and vanilla while giving breadth and depth on the palate. The wine should continue to develop over the next 4-7 years.

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Robin Black - Los Angeles, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Very muscular cab (made more interesting by the addition of Syrah and Petite Sirah to the blend), but not too hot (alcohol level doesn't overpower), and with that characteristically velvety bordeaux quality. Exceedingly long finish to this wine, with lots of black pepper and blueberries on the palate. I'm with Robert Parker on this one--one of the best inexpensive cabs I've had in years.
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Rating:
(9/15/2010)
stick with the Napa one on Avalon - the cab never disappoints..dependable and great
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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
This bottle was a wonderful surprise. Priced at $11, it drinks like a $30 bottle. We were so impressed that I bought 4 additional cases. This is a great daily drinker and good enough for company.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Hard to beat this cab for under $15. Easy to drink and will be even better with a few years of age.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Nice with mid-week meals.
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Like the Indie films that inspired Avalon, our wines are original and uncut. We focus on the essence of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. We differentiate ourselves by producing flavorful wines at a decent price. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and just recently branched out with our first release of Merlot from the 2009 vintage. Avalon - AKA Paradise. According to Arthurian...

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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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