"This finely poised Cabernet brings out the best of Washing State, forward but never over the line. Its dark and generous cassis aromas are accented by mocha, while a mineral tension allows the wine to retain finess. For leg of lamb."
-Wines & Spirits
"The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate ripe, jammy Cabernet.
The 2005 bottling is no exception. The wine exudes sweet blackberry pie
and vanilla aromas and flavors with loads of complexity. This is our big
bold, obvious Cabernet and after just two vintages, it has quickly become
a fan favorite. Wonderful Cab from such esteemed growers as Indian
Wells, Jones, Washington Fruit and even Cold Creek Vineyard are woven
together with a little Syrah to make a wine that says boldly 'I'm from
Meant to enjoy in its youth, try it with shish kabobs, a flat
iron steak or even with a nibble of dark chocolate."
- Bob Bertheau, Winemaker
This wine is a lovely medium-bodied wine with a lot of essence. Excellent choice!!
I've tasted previous vintages of the Indian Wells and always found them very reliable. This 2005 is no exception. Beautiful color (deep garnet) and subtle nose of violets and cherries. Wonderful on the palate and with a good finish. I'll save the other 5 I purchased, as another 1-3 years would enhance the experience.
Beautiful round ripe fruit with a vanilla oak structure. Medium body and rewards with long flavors. Somewhat soft mouthfeel with enough tannin to finish elegantly. Does not overpower. Will be buying more!