(From 2012 Vintage) The 2005 Library Cabernet Sauvignon emanates aromas of crushed blackberries, red plum, cassis and tobacco. This wine is layered with complexity from start to finish.
(From 2012 Vintage) The words "classic" and "perfect" were tossed around a lot after the 2012 growing season, and this vintage will always be remembered for its lack of drama! This wine is big and unctuous with a firm structure that gives it excellent aging potential. Aromas of cassis and black cherry mingle with hints of plum, star anise and sweet vanilla. The combination of fruit, oak and tannin integrate seamlessly to provide a long, powerful finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) Likeable aromas of ripe cherries, creamy oak and creme de cassis are quickly joined by a faint but evident whiff of angularity, and that edginess reappears in the wine from mid-palate to finish. It might be possible for cellar aging to help the wine overcome its difficulties, but the risks are great.
Wine Spectator(From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 78/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/15/91
Critics Challenge(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2004 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/04. This wine shows good fruit flavors and is well balanced