(2005 Vintage) The rich fruit produced in this vintage coupled with the renowned soft tannins of this appellation created a powerful yet appealing wine. This Cabernet has lots of black cherry and toasted oak aromas with a note of dried herbs and black olives. There is an earthiness in the nose and flavor. The addition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc to the blend makes for a perfect harmony of tannin and fruit and allows the deep, black cherry fruit concentration. It finishes with a deep cherry essence and soft tan...
We rate this a 4.5 out of 5 Drink now Kaera and I enjoyed this on a mid-September evening with penne pasta in a pesto sauce. Jeff Foering gave it to us. Wonderful nose. Strong Jammie nose with an earthy scent. Flavors of plum and black cherry. also a toasty oak flavor. Wonderful subtle tannins and a very smooth finish. An excellent wine for the value. We rate it a 93 at least. A strong Must Buy ! Exceptional with pasta and pesto sauce!
good easy to drink medium body good nose earthy
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