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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.
— 16 days ago
50% Grenache, 30% Carignane, 20% Syrah. Fermented seperately in stainless, Carignane and Syrah matured in Barrique before blending. Notes of partial carbonic, guessing Carignane.
Gave and hour decant, better 1.5+. Tannin mellowed, fruit was nice, some over-ripe notes. Some darker plonk notes later on, but never overpowering. Overall, great under $15 selection. — 22 days ago
Produced by Peter Sisseck, of Denmark, arrived in Spain in 1993 to manage a new project and thought about the old vines around the Ribera del Duero. By the 1995 vintage, Peter had found ancient vineyards that inspired him to make "Pingus," after childhood nickname. Deep Ruby, concentrated dark fruit aromas with gently smoky notes. On the palate cherry and plum flavors, sweet vanilla spice, well balanced, soft warming tannins, long ending with slight oaky tones. Very Nice! — 7 days ago
Reminds me of a wine from the winery from our honeymoon.
Buy when it's on sale — 11 days ago
1896 vines on 30 degree slope vineyard. Nice dark fruit blend. Aging the other one — 2 days ago
Made from low yielding 90-year old vines, deep Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum with cacao, black pepper and floral citrus. Firm tannins on a long finish ending with fruit and mineral character. Nice but needs a few years in big the bottle!! — 12 days ago
I love all things Turley and this is no exception. The Old Vines Zin is made from smaller plots that can’t produce enough for single vineyard bottlings but are by no means inferior. Along with the Juvenile, it is also Turley’s most accessible Zin in terms of price and drink-ability on release. But it can age well as this bottle of ‘13 opened in fall ‘20 showed — tons of dark fruit, graphite, glycerin and a long spicy finish. Love to drink this while I let my Haynes age. — 22 days ago
Color of shades of purple, a bit cloudy and dark. Nose of medicinal syrup, spicy in the nasal cavity, aldehyde, fermented cabbage, and the nose is powerful. Taste is mellow compares with nose with soft tannins, dark fruits like raisins, just a tiny bit sweet, a bit zesty, spice, some more ripe grapes, a bit raspberry and blackberry, and indeed quite tasty and round. Aftertaste shows some more ripe grapes and zest note. On par. — 25 days ago
From old vines, pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits, made with Melon de Bourgogne grape. On the palate flavors fresh fruit, apple and lemon-grapefruit with attractive acidity, with richness from lees aging. Medium finish, ending with crisp fruit, citrus and mineral notes. Drinks well now. — 2 days ago