2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Publication

Vinous

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

May 2016

Rating

90

Review

Full medium red. Wild, musky aromas of dark raspberry, mocha, caramel, tobacco, herbs and game are lifted by a floral topnote. Round, tactile and fat, with sexy dark fruit flavors complicated by leather, olive, roasted herbs and spices. Finishes distinctly firm, with big, ripe, tongue- and tooth-dusting tannins and very good spicy length.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

December 1, 2007

Rating

91

Review

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet, tarry, black currant, chocolate, cedar, and wood smoke-like flavors, and decent acidity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 08

Rating

90

Review

Opaque ruby. Red- and blackcurrant aromas, with suave floral, tobacco and spice character adding interest. Fleshy, liqueur-like dark berry flavors are soft and round, with no rough edges or obvious tannins. Turns slightly firmer on the long, velvety finish. Ramey told me that this has a pH of 4.0.