2005 Vine Cliff Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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Aroma: An array of fruits with plum, blue berries, red currants, cranberries, and baked cherries. Cinnamon spice, bay leaf, cocoa and white chocolate add depth and complexity. Palate: Bright sweet fruit at entry with plum, cherry and blueberry fruits. The palate texture is rich, full bodied and powerful. Nuances of mocha chocolate and molasses add oak complexity which lingers with hints of cedar on the finish.
Wine.comThe aroma is lifted with sweet black cherry, cassis, black currant jam and red raspberry fruits with a hint of anise. Honeysuckle, tobaccoand forest floor nuances add dimension along with the cedar, and spicy nutmeg of the oak. The palate is intense at entry with brightsweet fleshy currant, blackberry, and cassis fruits. Hints of dark chocolate and licorice add complexity to the fleshy black fruits. Theflavors build into a rich, full bodied mid palate which has a mouth feel that is viscous and ha...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIt will win little acclaim as a wine of power and potency, but this slightly fleshy, medium-full-bodied working hits all of the right varietal marks and does so with an open accessibility that belies its age. Ripe, well-fruited and tasty now with a modest streak of last-minute tannin, it will drink well early on with hearty beef and lamb entrees, and it will very likely reach its peak before too many years have passed.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.9 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 7 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 95 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
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