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Exotic Coombsville hillside terroir notes of violet, cedar, Thai basil, and baking spices blanket a dense, rich core of fruit flavors – blackberry, deep plum, black currant – with a touch of vanilla bean and dark cocoa; deep, chewy tannins provide a voluptuous matrix.
91 points - Wine Spectator
The 2005 growing season was started with a cool wet
spring that provided a nice reservoir of moisture to
sustain the vines through the long Coombsville growing
season. Moderate temperatures continued throughout
the summer without notable heat spikes or excessively
cool periods. The result was slow, even, ripening and
great flavor development. Throughout the North
Coast, crops were generous and an aggressive approach
to fruit thinning was required to maximize the quality
from this near perfect growing season.
Download the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon datasheet