2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

91 Points - Connoisseurs Guide to CA Wine

2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $175.00

"The first of three rather dramatic wines under this new label, it reaches out immediately with ripe and rich, somewhat rounded aromas of dried currants, dark chocolate and distinctly caramelly, oaky, tones. Full on the palate, supple in feel and just a touch on the fleshy side without being heavy in any way, this is a very deep and well-stuffed wine with plenty of bottom and grip to insure years of improvement ahead."

Reviewed: April 2011


"The Vineyard House 2005 from Napa is a delicious Cab with loads of blackberry, black cherry, black currant and cassis liquor exploding in your mouth. There is a hint of wet stone on the long finish that is very appealing. The acidity is medium and the wine is nicely balanced on the palate. This fruit forward wine is a crowd pleaser and should age 5-7 years or more. It's a great first effort for Jeremy Nickel and we will surely see wonderful wine coming from Vineyard House in future vintages."

- Randa Warren (Master Sommelier)