2005 Yountville Cabernet
Black color with purple rim. This wine is still an infant and just emerging from bottle shock.
Wow! Distinctly different nose here. It will begin to flesh out and develop even more bottle bouquet over the next few months and change considerably over the next year. This wine has outstanding overall structure. Tight on the nose, showing hints of blueberry and blackberry with sweet prunes and hint of eucalyptus. On the palate, a dusty earth emerges with black cherries, currant, tea leaf, and sage. Currant fruit and chocolate will emerge over time. Interesting mineral components linger throughout, suggesting a more Bordeaux-like structure and long ageing potential. A brilliant, lingering finish offers well-integrated tannins with a kiss of vanilla, white pepper, and toasty oak.