The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon has deep, brooding blackberry and black cherry aromas, along with a sage-like dimension, on the nose. The acidity on the tongue balances the surprisingly supple tannins. Red currants and plums on the palate finish very long. Will age gracefully for many years. Drink now through 2023.
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
"Bright red-ruby. Cherry, redcurrant, tobacco, minerals, licorice, spices and bay leaf on the nose, lifted by a faint floral element. Then dense, tactile and savory, with soil-driven currant, tobacco and saline flavors that stain the palate. Finishes long and strong, with firm tannins and a late note of raspberry. Like this producer's chardonnay this cabernet is a baby. The alcohol is under 14%; in fact, the label says "13-3/4".
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