The 2005 CASK Cabernet has layers of ripe, red cherries, plum, vanilla, cocoa, and toast. The wine is remarkable now, especially if served with intensely flavored meats or cheeses, but it also can be aged for 10 years or more. This is a monumental vintage for CASK.
"Black-garnet hue with a ruby rim. Upfront aromas of black cherry, coffee bean and graphite. Opulent cherry-chocolate flavors laced with minerals and youthful wood tannins. Stylish, lasting finish showcases purity of fruit (98% cabernet/2% petit verdot), balance and structure."
The Wine News
"Lots of new, smoky oak stands out on this polished Cab. Give it a little time in a decanter before you drink, as it pulls together, becoming more powerful and accenting the blackberry and cherry flavors. Should develop for a decade"
Simply marvelous, needs to breath. Fantastic grape.
This wine is every thing they say it is very good especially after it has breathed for awhile.
Smooth & Supple
Pasta > Pesto, Pasta > Vegetable
Great Blue Fruit flavor with a touch of cedar. Agree with other ratings that it needs to breath (about 30 minutes to one hour). Has the tannic structure to stand up over time (5-7 more years). Wine making style consistent with past vintage. If you love this wine, like me, you will always love this wine, especially in superb vintages. Wish I ordered more when I had the chance. Eagerly awaiting the 2007