The 2005 HL Cabernet Sauvignon shows intense dark color –
one of the darkest we've ever produced. Initially a little closed
on the nose, yet with aeration the wine unleashes deep black
cherry, currents, coffee, mocha, and black licorice aromas
typical of our wines. This vintage also shows a little pencil lead
and minerality, with classic current and cassis in the nose.
Winemaker Michael Trujillo suggests that "by the fall of this
year, and even as the wine evolves in the glass, the 2005 HL
Cabernet Sauvignon should relax and open up a little and the
"wow" of this juicy wine will become more apparent. In the palate there is a terrific focus of rich bright fruits and a wonderful structure. On the one hand this wine has lots of depth and is almost
muscular, but on the other it is delicate yet lush with loads of bright red fruits."