Souverain Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$40.00 $29.99
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Item No. 112852
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • RP90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WE92
  • 2002
  • RP92
  • 2001
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a plush entry and opens with classic aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, bittersweet chocolate. Hints of floral, roasted coffee and baking spice carry over to the palate and meld with the wild blackberry and cassis flavors for which Alexander Valley is known. Extended aging in superbly coopered new barrels has integrated the fine grained tannins and created layers of cedar, espresso, and tobacco. This well-structured Cabernet has incredible fruit density and balance and will age well over the next 10 years, but has plenty of accessible ripeness to enjoy upon release.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows a return to the form of Souverain's glory days. Beautiful and complex, with luscious flavors of blackberries, currants and dried herbs, wrapped into soft, smooth tannins. Really classy. Best now and through 2012."
92 Points

"The finest of the group is the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker’s Reserve. Aromas and flavors of espresso roast, sweet toasty oak, black currants, licorice, and spice box are present in this medium-bodied Cabernet. With soft tannins as well as a velvety, savory mouthfeel, it can be drunk now and over the next decade. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(5/22/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
Outstanding value. The 2005 vintage is a 93 rating in my book.
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Rating:
(3/21/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
I purchased this wine based on it's excellent rating and price, but really didn't expect to be head over heels with it and I AM!! I should have bought more of this and will if it is ever offered at 50% off again. I can't say enough about this wine. It was EXCELLENT! LOVED IT!
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Rating:
(10/17/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
I should have saved a couple of bottles back.
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Learn About Souverain Map ItMap It

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(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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