2005 Ladera - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (Stile Blocks) 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

($70) Full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Sweet and pliant, with black fruit flavors complicated by mineral and licorice notes. Finishes with big, dusty tannins that turned a bit gritty with air. But this has better fruit to support its chocolatey oak component than the winery's Lone Canyon bottling.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 91
Author: David W294
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/22/2015
Drink Dates: 2010-2025

Rating: 92
Author: ckmiller
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/21/2012

Author: Clem
Tasted On: 11/11/2010
Drink Dates: 2015-2026

Rating: 89
Author: VinoDeparture
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/14/2010

Rating: 93
Author: Vinography
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2009
Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Site Blog: Vinography: A Wine Blog Dark garnet in the glass, this wine has a rich nose of cedar, black cherry, and espresso aromas. In the mouth it is bold and beautifully textured, with strong flavors of black cherry, cedar, sawdust and a hint of black pepper making things spicy as the tight young tannins begin to grab the edges of the tongue. A long finish completes the elegant and dynamic package. A little time for the tannins to mellow will make this even more enjoyable, but the impatient drinker will be rewarded as well.

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