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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 91422)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is greeted with warm aromas of cedar, seductive spices and chocolate, along with dark fruit. This full-bodied, rich wine has a velvety mouth-feel with flavors of black currant, anise and cherry. The wine is very well balanced with respect to both acids and tannins. Enjoy the lingering finish.

Pair this wine with grilled red meats, sausages and strong cheeses. For a sensory delight, try it with a dark chocolate truffle or molten lava cake.

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About Gordon Brothers Cellars:

The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.