Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve designation, which spent 34 months in American oak, is a bigger, richer, fuller-throttle wine, with a denser purple color, slightly more alcohol (14.7%), nicely integrated American wood, loads of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, and a well-textured, thick, juicy mouthfeel and finish. This is very attractive, opulent and best drunk over the next 10+ years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 88Muted nose which starts to come out with time. Dry and tannic on palate, looking for more fruit to balance it out. Short finish.Author: WineRyan
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 70 bottles owned
- 16 collectors
- Average collector rating: 88
(Out of 16 collectors)