2005 Cabernet Sauvignon With luxuries such as a world class winemaker, an inspirational vineyard, and a state of the art facility, we are fortunate to have the ability to create wines of precision that rival the best the world has to offer. Heidi composed the 2005 Cabernet from eight different vineyard blocks on our estate, including small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak and bottle aged for one year prior to release. Read more

2005 Tasting Notes

This stylish wine shows dark ruby tones and deep aromas of black cherry, cocoa powder, toast, and spice. The palate is elegant and silky with bright purity of fruit and mouth-filling texture. Flavors of cherry echo the aromas, followed by layers of cassis, chocolate, black olive, crushed herb and exotic spice notes. The mid-palate is lush, with beautifully integrated tannins leading to a finish of remarkable length and finesse.

Accolades

Robert Parker 92+ Points
Deep plum/purple in color with a sweet nose of burning embers, charcoal, black currants and some subtle smoked herbs, the wine again displays terrific aromatic complexity and a full-bodied, nicely layered palate impression with integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It is a slightly deeper, richer wine that the 2004, and the tannins seems slightly more elevated, but this wine has great balance and just needs 1-2 years of bottle age. It should actually eclipse the 2004 in 3-4 years.