2005 Volker Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate"
Winery: Volker Eisele
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, & 2% Cabernet Franc
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,500
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)
Review date: October 15, 2008
Wine Review: This is the third year in a row that we have recommended this “organic” Cabernet from Volker Eisele. This dark ruby colored wine opens with a spicy black cherry like bouquet with hints of tobacco leaf. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is balanced, a bit racy and smoky with spicy black cherry flavors and hints of black pepper. The finish is dry and its noticeable tingly tannins linger for quite some time. The panel would pair this wine with pepper encrusted steak or meatloaf with roasted vegetables. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: The 2005 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon has 18% Merlot blended in to soften the tannins for palate feel and add desirable aromas for complexity. The wine is deep garnet in color, varietally true to type in aroma, and well balanced on the palate. This wine has a long future, but can be enjoyed today for it’s vibrancy of flavor.
Organic status: organic
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