2005 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Waugh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2005 vintage continues our wonderful blend of Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill fruit. This year however marks a milestone for our Cabernet Sauvignon as it’s the first vintage to not be 100% Cabernet. For the past few years we’ve been waiting on a small section of the Mt. Veeder vineyard planted to Cabernet Franc and 2005 introduces it to the blend.
The wine is a mouthful of bright blackberry fruit, which shows a richness and softness in the middle palate. Silky tannins deliver another burst of fruit as the wine’s finish shows all the varietal characteristics of classic Cabernet Sauvignon both in structure and aging potential.
This wine will be an excellent match for darker sauces, which include mushroom reductions, or for your choice of beef. My choice is an herbed roast of aged beef on the rotisserie.
|Harvest Date:||October 16, 2005|