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Friday, December 26, 2008

2005 Wing Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - Mount Veeder

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Mount Veeder AVA and is a small 200 case production. The wine contains 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Cabernet Franc, and 12.5% Merlot. I always enjoy Mount Veeder Cabernet's because they often seem to be very aromatic and show lots of beautiful and pure fruit aromas. This Cab definitely falls into this same category and displays beautiful aromas of ripe raspberry fruit, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. On the palate the wine is ripe and plush, showing flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and chocolate raspberry truffle. This is a silky and seductive beauty but needs time and air to develop into this and shed it's tannin. The first day this wine was open I was unable to give a proper review because of the massive and gripping tannin. Two days later the true beauty of this wine is displayed by ripe and lush fruit flavors. I think this is one that will cellar quite beautifully and has the fruit and structure to shine in a decade. 92 points
 
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