We are a huge fan of you and me and this was just as great. I may actually like it more. It was a bit peppery, which I love. Great nose. — 23 days ago
Here is my #FridayCabernetfix for this week.
This Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Big and fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Showing black fruits with wood, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, espresso, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins.
This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now. Peaking now, and will be good in the next couple of years.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime.
A great value wine, if you are patient enough. Very tasty and delicious.
I had it all by itself by the beach.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 16 days ago
Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young. Name of an old tune and a pretty little Hill Country pet nat of Touriga Nacional with a swinging stopper cap.
The heady beery foam is in no hurry - sticks around for a minute.
Spiced orange coriander Christmas ale. Peaches and soft pink cantaloupe. — 12 days ago
Nose somewhat closed, body full, red fruit with balanced tannins and good long finish — 13 days ago
15 years makes a difference.
$40.00 makes it even better.
Facts and Figures
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.
— 18 days ago
Earthy but not bold. Smooth flavors. Went well with our polish dinner — 9 days ago