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2005 D.R. Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon Moose Valley Vineyard

  • 91 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 70518-2005

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Pure, ripe, plum and black cherry fruit is supple and easy-drinking, picking up hints of anise, sage, blueberry and spice, ending with a smooth finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from D. R. Stephens gets a slightly higher rating largely due to more complexity and better integration of the tannins, which seems to give the wine a more expansive nose, but this is a classic Napa Cabernet, with black fruits, loamy soil notes, a hint of bouquet garni, and lots of spice box and earth. The wine is round and generously constructed, with a full-bodied, supple personality.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Round tannin; casis, plum with vanilla; 10-15s finish
    Drink Dates: 2010-2012
    Author: Sammi K
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Superb cab. Long finish, with a hint of pepper mixed with the dark fruit. Interesting and very appealing wine
    Author: Dan McD

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 325 bottles owned
  • 65 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 65 collectors)