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2005 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

Faust 2005 Cabernet

Winery: Faust

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 15,676

KWG Score: 91.8 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.25)

Review date: December 7, 2008

Wine Review: This Garnet colored wine from Faust opens with a spicy black current and smoky cedar like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is soft and smooth with Pinot like qualities. It displays slightly tart and dried black cherry flavors with notes of spice. The finish is quite dry and its noticeable tannins are nicely extended. The panel felt this wine would integrate and develop with a few more years in the cellar. If you serve it soon consider a hearty meal like venison or wild mushroom ravioli. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: "The 2005 Faust delivers a Cabernet with precision and style-all of the aromatics, complexity and finesse that are the best of this vintage without giving up any power. A core of sweet, juicy black fruit, classic black cherry and blackberry flavors picks up on the palate where the aromas leave off." - Charles Thomas & Aaron Pott, Winemakers

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