2005 Kobalt - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

I thought the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon was even stronger than the 2004. The wine has remarkable intensity, an inky bluish/purple color to the rim, and a stunning nose of acacia flowers interwoven with blueberry and blackberry, espresso roast, and pain grille. The wine is rich, full-bodied, has the somewhat European-like structure of this vintage, but exceptional generosity, richness, and depth. It is certainly an impressive Cabernet Sauvignon (there is a some Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc in the final blend). This wine should age nicely for 20-25 years. This limited production offering of approximately 400-450 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is made by consultant Mark Herold for proprietor Kevin Carrikar. Virtually all of the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the cool-climate, higher elevation vineyards in Napa's sector of Coombsville.

Drink Dates: 2007-2032
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

Firm, rich and polished up front before the tannins weigh in, framing the dried currant and loamy earth flavors--and even when they do, they're supple and integrated.

Drink Dates: 2010-2016
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: MondovinoVA
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/29/2011
Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Young, powerful Napa Cab! Needs another 3-5 years cellaring, 25 years of life ahead. Heavy tannin, big juicy cherries/cassis and enough oak to balance it all out.

Rating: 93
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/03/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
Deep ruby red pleasant soft well integrated tannins with a long finish

Rating: 93
Author: RDL
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/08/2008
Not ready. Tannins were not smooth yet. Plenty of fruit and structure, so in a couple of years, it will be great.

Rating: 91
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/09/2009

Rating: 88
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/01/2009
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
This was terrible. All syrupy fruit, VA, alcohol, and harsh tannin. No balance.

Average rating: 93, based on 7 reviews
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614 bottles owned by 143 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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