2005 Charles Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "La Vista Stagecoach Vineyard"
Winery: Charles Creek Vineyard
Wine Name/Vineyard: "La Vista Stagecoach Vineyard"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Merlot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 238
KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: January 13, 2009
Wine Review: This wine from the famous Stagecoach Vineyard is almost black in color. It opens with a black currant like bouquet with hints of anise and spice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, juicy, and full flavored. The flavor profile is a spicy black currant. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are slightly extended. This wine would pair perfectly with a pepper encrusted NY Strip steak. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: A worthy successor to the highly praised 2004 vintage, this 2005 offering is tightly wound with good weight and structure for the cellar. Given time to aerate in the glass, a classic nose of dark fruits, spice and pipe-shop tobacco emerges. The flavors of juicy plum or dark cherry are accented by bright acidity and firm yet pliant tannins. Notes of vanilla and caramel carry through the finish.
Organic status: not organic
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