Young Vines Cabernet Franc Blend 2005

15 years makes a difference.
$40.00 makes it even better.

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2005 Bressler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Mia Klein Vineyard Manager: David Abreu Release Date: January, 2009 Release price: $85
Bottling Date: Jan 11, 2008
Pick Date: October 5 through 14, 2005
Vines: Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 on St. George root stock (1986)
Cabernet Franc Clone 332 on 420A root stock (1999)
Petit Verdot Clone 181 on 420A root stock (1999) Cabernet Yields: 9.5 tons
Aging: 24 months in new French Oak
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot Cooperage: Barrels from: Taransaud, Nadalie and Treuil
750ml 527 cases
Magnums 24 cases (144 bottles) 3.0L 6 bottles
6.0L 2 bottles
Notes from Mia Klein:
The 2005 vintage gave ample rain in the winter, charging up the soil water profile for a very nice growing season. Temperatures were moderate and consistent from early spring through October. Both the mature, established Cabernet Sauvignon vines and the now five year old Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Verdot vines produced some wonderful juice.
— 2 months ago

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Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Nice!..still have some 02s in the cellar. They were always a great Napa value...14 is their last vintage

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Aspettiamo questo molto perche il chateau. L’ho avuto a sconto per fortuna. L’ho aperto per l’annivercita di nostro matrimonio. Mia moglia ha cucinato il marzo bourgonese con vino rosso. Sarebbe perfetto con questa botteglia. A mia moglia piace questa botteglia, sono contento anche. Ha un’attaca sofice, ma i gusti complicati. Dopo una settimana, era ancora buono. — 8 months ago

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Era sconto per cyber lunedi. Penso che e’ molto value. Spero che mia moglie piace.
E’ veramente buono come e’ autentico bourgogne. Per fortuna a mia moglie piace molto, significa e’ buono veramente. E’ bingo! Sono felice. Magari che abbia comprato piu molte botteglie allo sconto.
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Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Showing some slight sign of age. Ready to drink after a 30 minute decant. Aged blackberry, saddle leather, mushroom. Tannin has softened quite a bit and have started to fall out as there was a ton of sediment on the cork. Some baked fig, roasted quality about it from start to finish. I have one more of these and will probably be opening this up sooner vs later. I am noticing that although these have holding power, the OSh wines (all of thm) and Cimarossa wines made by Capioux (03 and 04 only) don't seem to do as well as the Cimarossa wines made by Mia Klein from 05-present. — 3 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Mark Flesher: I had this same wine a couple months ago and had similar notes.
Laith A

Laith A

I had the 2012 version of this wine about 3 months ago and it seemed to be going in a similar direction.. need to pop open the rest soon!!

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— 6 months ago

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David T

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@Ryan Vento Do you have a cat and was this his scratching post before you opened it? 🤔😂
Ryan Vento

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@David T I do have a cat and I wouldn’t put it past her to engage in such heinous behavior 😂 Alas, I liberated this bottle at an inventory sale for a restaurant that closed here in town. Who knows what happened to it 😳
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Restaurant wine liberation can be a good thing, recently accomplished that task 👍


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— 3 months ago

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Shay A

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Sad to see this producer end its run. Haven’t had any older vintages, but I’ve enjoyed 2009-2013 the last few years. Love Mia Klein’s craft too.
Tom Garland

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@Shay A Yep, sad to see these guys go, and Mia's Selene wines are terrific. Cheers!


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