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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Merryvale Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Merryvale Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 95155)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Merryvale 2005 Napa Cabernet is a perfect synthesis of balance and intensity. Aromas of ripe blackberry, crème de cassis, violets and star anise leap out of the glass. The wine unfolds on the palate with mouth filling dark fruits and minerality, and the finish goes on and on.

Those with the patience to cellar this wine will be rewarded; decanting is recommended in its youth. Particularly nice pairings include a seared New York strip with a Cabernet reduction sauce, and a Kobe beef burger with crumbled artisanal blue cheese.

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About Merryvale Vineyards:

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking, fruit driven brand, Starmont. Merryvale's historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a must see attraction for visitors to the valley.

Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation, renewable energy and sustainable farming practices at our three estate vineyards. Merryvale has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.