(2005 Vintage) Notes on the Cain Five Napa Valley Red Wine 2005 : CAIN FIVE NAPA VALLEY RED WINE 2005
CAIN VINEYARD & WINERY is dedicated to our signature Cabernet blend, Cain Five. Composed of the five classic varieties of the Cabernet/Bordeaux family, Cain Five epitomizes the benefits of blending to achieve a complex wine, supple and rich of texture, combining a full, firm structure with a long and subtle finish.
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(1997 Vintage) 87% Cabernet Sauvignon; 11% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. Perhaps more properly labeled as "Four" rather than "Five" in its present version, Cain's prestige cuvee is a study in contrasts and earns high marks for its deep fruit, lavish oak and invitingly fleshy palatal feel. It is less laudable, however, for its persistent old bark and saddle-leather qualities, and it gets pushed just wide of recommendation by its abrupt, overtly drying finish.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator(1990 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/94.