2005 Meteor - Cabernet Sauvignon Special Family Reserve 750ml

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VF 97   WA 92+   Collector 98
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Vinfolio | Rating: 97

By selecting the top three barrels from the vintage, the partners are able to coax some noticeably extra rich characteristics into the bottle. Violet and seville orange-infused chocolate dance around the nose. The mouth entry is sublimely textured - round but powerfully focused, showing finely integrated espresso, black currant, soft date and lush sun-warmed yellow plum.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Vinfolio Team

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92+

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Family Reserve is a selection of their finest barrels, or as the back label says, "the most luscious." This is a broader, richer, more friendly style of wine, tipping the scales at 14.8% alcohol. Rich, with a dense ruby/purple color and loads of creme de cassis, its earthy volcanic notes give it a somewhat Graves-like nuance. Full-bodied, ripe and pure, this is impressive, and while more approachable than the Perseid, still capable of lasting another 15-20 years.

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 219

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 98
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/15/2012
Site Blog: mac_h

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Average rating: 95, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

28 bottles owned by 11 collectors.

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About This Producer

Barry and Tracy Schuler and Bill and Dawnine Dyer partnered to produce a wine from the enigmatic Meteor Vineyard in Coombsville, a 500-foot elevation site that is littered with water-worn round stones, evidence of past unique geological activity. The former chairman of AOL, Schuler first visited Napa thirty-five years ago and knew he would one day return to develop a vineyard.. Fruit from Meteor also goes to several elite small family owned producers including Favia, Arietta, Lail and Vineyard 29.

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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