Havens Black and Blue 2005

Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

$50.00 $41.99
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Item No. 97357
  • red wine
  • RP93
  • ST93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 Black & Blue is a wine of huge character, offering a load of sweet fruit and balancing spice. We have no doubt it will age for many years into a wine as evocative and engaging as its predecessors. It's a variation on a theme most wine lovers have heard, the Napa Valley Cabernet theme, but it's played a little differently in our opinion. - a little more haunting and certainly a little more wild.

"Slightly better than the 2004, the 2005 retains the same style, but possesses better acidity, a deeper color, and a fleshier, richer mouthfeel. Havens co-ferments the Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon (which can't be easy) for the Black and Blue Proprietary Red Wine, and in 2005, the result is a seamless, full-bodied, opulent, dense ruby/purple-hued wine with a sweet nose of camphor, acacia flowers, blackberries, pepper, and a hint of roasted meats. This is a ripe, refreshing effort because of the good acidity this vintage provided. It should drink well for a decade or more." 93 Points,
Wine Advocate
December 2007

"Ruby-red. Reduced, rather stunted nose. Then lush and sweet in the mouth, distinctly thicker and fuller than the two syrah bottlings but with sound acidity to frame the blackberry, licorice and leather flavors. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins. Havens describes the cabernet from his vineyard around the winery in Yountville as foursquare and earthy." 90-93
International Wine Cellar
May/June 2007

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I truly loved this wine, it was very well blended and integrated, smooth all the way through and full bodied. I did buy more of it!
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Founded in 1984 by winemaker Michael Havens, Havens Wine Cellars have earned distinction for its Merlot, Syrah and their Bordeaux-style red blend called Bouriquot. Havens Wine Cellars is located just south of Yountville and a short quieting drive off Highway 29, Napa Valley"s main winery tour route. The pastoral 10-acre site located on the Mayacamas benchland includes a 7½ acre...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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