Notes on the Hollywood & Vine 2480 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Half-Size Btl. : 375ML Half BottleNVWE NOTES: This is a sweet-natured and luxurious Cabernet with ideally ripe, beautifully defined fruit and superb elegance. The aromas are a seductive mix of dark cherry, mocha, dark plum, red currant, baking spices, star anise and sweetly creamy vanilla. It is palate-coating and wonderfully supple, with lush cherry, currant, mocha and vanilla flavors over a darkly earthy undercurrent. It finishes with great polish and pristine focus and penetrating fruit that is full of vitality read more...and lingers. Certain to improve for another four years or more, this is this fine winerys best Cab to date.WINEMAKER NOTES: This ultra-ripe Cabernet shows the complexity of its multi-faceted origins. Juicy black cherry and raspberry notes from Oakville and Rutherford dominate the aromas, as Spring Mountains trademark purple plum, mocha, and sweet black olive notes add complexity. Structurally, while the wine shows the density of hillside fruit from Mt. Veeder and Spring Mountain, part of the identity of the 2005 vintage seems to be a slightly more elegant and approachable tannin profile, supplemented by the silky qualities of the Rutherford and Oakville benchland vineyards. WINEMAKER: Celia MasyczekHOLLYWOOD & VINE 2480 NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 HALF-SIZE BTL. (hide)
WS 92 points: A big, rich, hearty mouthful of Cabernet, but not without its measure of elegance and refinement, offering ripe, plump, sumptuous layers of blackberry, black cherry, currant, sage and spice. Keeps a tight focus through the long, persistent finish. Winemaker's Notes: This ultra-ripe Cabernet displays a rich tapestry of its multi-faceted origins. Juicy black cherry and raspberry notes from Oakville and Rutherford dominate the aromas, as Spring Mountain’s trademark purple plum, mocha, and sweet black olive notes add complexity. Coombsville offers a spicy note and its deep, inky-purple color. Structurally, while the wine shows the density of hillside fruit from Mt. Veeder and Spring Mountain, it is further strengthened by the density of fruit from Rutherford, Oakville, and Coombsville. One of our richest offerings to date; the wine will age well for at least 10 years, yet offers a velvety texture that finishes with a juicy sweetness when enjoyed at release.