Good deep red-ruby. Dark berries, black cherry and licorice on the nose, with a less exaggerated oak element despite the fact that this was aged in 95% new American barrels. With laid-back flavors of currant, plum and tobacco leaf. Finishes with substantial, slightly dry tannins and good persistence.
The 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a nuanced wine that illustrates the results of cool, gradual ripening and a deft balance of varietal components. It has a dark garnet color and a complex nose of boysenberry, truffles, wild game, soy and black pepper. On the palate, the wine has a silky mouthfeel and an elegant, long finish with a slight tannic grip.
winemaker's notes: The 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon beautifully expresses the full aromatic ripeness of this exemplary vintage. It is full bodied and yet refined, and consistent in its color, aroma, palate and finish. It has a dark garnet color and a nose of black cherry, clove, cinnamon, lavender and licorice. It is seamless on the palate with a solid core of berry fruit, velvety tannins and excellent length. With proper cellaring it should give drinking pleasure through 2032. critical acclaim: "A classic Alexander Valley cabernet, this is dark and cedary, and as smooth as velvet. The tannins last, built on black cherry-skin flavor and earthy, root-vegetable notes. With time, that black cherry flavor should become more prominent, balancing the wines earthy complexities. Drink this over the next several years with anything meaty, from duck and game birds to steak." 92 Points Wine & Spirits
28/8/10 delicious!! decanted for 2 hours. soft tannins rich and fruity with a lingering finish. ..at least a few minutes, (? dark plum ) smooth, mature and hedonistic. will get more of this Gerry paquette likes it.(keep one for him).
in a blind tastingof 05 silver oak and 07 opus one, dad Jimmy and Susan thought this was opus one, ie, the better ofthe two. smaller nose, vines, dust, mild tannin & good flavor
nose: bright, fresh smoky cherries; herbaciousness and white pepper. balanced tannins, well integrated. vast and well- built. Cadillac of wines.
Gift from Ken, rich, full, no sharp edges, Earthy, nice bouquet, sandlewood, smooth tannins,
Very good, smooth aftertaste
Only have one...word is let it sit. Thinking 2017 may be perfect
Nice little nightcap! thank you sweets for saving me some :)
good-needs to breathe probably but $69 at the bar isn't bad!
it was just great.
Came from LATICRETE
First bottle of silver Oak
honeymoon wine with Liz
Smooth, yet full of body
very smooth very earthy
west liked it
- about 3 years
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