2005 Ovid Red

  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 279370-2005-1500

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($175) Good red-ruby. Flamboyantly sexy aromas of raspberry liqueur, woodsmoke, incense, rose oil, soy sauce and truffle. Sweet, sexy and deep, with a creamy, almost decadent core of framboise and soil flavors given energy and lift by underlying minerality. Offers an uncanny combination of silkiness and verve and finishes with suave tannins and outstanding length. One of the sexiest California wines I tasted this spring. This Bordeaux blend comes from a vineyard on Pritchard Hill, above Lake Hennessy at an elevation of 1,400 feet, and is made by Andy Erickson with Michel Rolland consulting.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Beautifully crafted, rich and complex, focused on ripe, loamy currant, spice, subtle herb and mineral notes that are well-proportioned, offering depth and concentration while remaining elegant and fleshy. Has a long, persistent finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Edward C731
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: wineme.310
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Doug
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Naperwino
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: G
  • Self | Rating:

    Takes a while to open up. Muted nose but mouthful of dark fruit, some spice. Quite smooth but still a few jagged edges. Very well made cabernet and enjoyable today but give it time for optimum results. Decanted for 4 hours and could have done with more.
    Author: taipanli

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

  • 719 bottles owned
  • 190 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 190 collectors)