This wine was produced from grapes grown on our hillside vineyards--one on the western-side of Howell Mountain and the other on eastern-side of Pope Valley. The vintage of 2005 was a banner year. Heavy rains produced a record quantity of fully-matured fruit. Our wine fans can now enjoy a great synergy of quality as well as quantity from 2005 harvest. Dense, rich flavors of black and red fruits; Incredibly complex, mouth-filling and slides smoothly across the palate. The core of blackberries, cassis and cherry lead to smooth cocoa, vanilla and spice finish. It is a beautiful example of concentrated fruit and integrated tannins. A dynamic, lush wine. A perfect match when served with any grilled or roasted red meat.
"Considerably better than in previous vintages, Burgess's '05 Cab is rich and ripe in black currant, cherry, chocolate, smoky cedar and anise spice flavors that are wrapped into firm, fine tannins. A bit heavy and immature now, it should pick up bottle complexities through 2012, if not beyond. "