Wine Review: Grgich Hills Estate, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Technicals:

Alcohol: 14.7%

Blend:  93% Cabernet, 2% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Aging: 21 months in 60% new French Oak, after blending another 18 months back in the barrel

Price: $46.99 at AZ Wine Company

Production: 14,520 cases (750ml) plus an assortment of larger sizes, including (6) 9L bottles!

Nose: Cherry Tobacco Licorice

Palate: Ripe Blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate–I mean DARK chocolate.  Spicy Licorice

Finish: Lingering, silky smooth mouth watering.

I tasted this wine at a wine tasting, so the sample that I made this review from was rather limited.  My reviews usually consist of consuming the whole bottle…half one night, and then the other half 24 hours later…Tim.

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