Lot 36 2005 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 36
2005 Rutherford Cabernet

Typical of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons, the tannins are very well integrated and smooth, even though this wine is a bit bigger than the normal style of Rutherford. Another layered, complex beauty!

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Ripe nose with aromas of violets, bright red cherries, and plummy earth. The palate delivers with sweet raspberries and currants, followed by pencil lead (flint) smoky notes. This is a more laser-focused style versus the fleshier, rounder Lot 34, with more high-toned fruit. Long finish fleshes out nicely, lingering for a good 30 seconds and suggesting there's a lot more to come. Again, like Lots 34 and 35, this wine is very young and just beginning to "talk."

Style: Full, Bold