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2005 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon "Spring Mountain District"

Terra Valentine 2005 Spring Mountain Cabernet

Winery: Terra Valentine

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Spring Mountain District"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, & 2% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 5,671

KWG Score: 91.1 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 13, 2009

Wine Review: This producer has consistently done well with our panel and this year’s vintage got the nod from two of us again at this year’s Boston Wine Expo. This very dark purple colored wine opens with a heavenly berry and menthol like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and easy to drink with spicy black currant like flavors. The finish is quite dry and its well managed tannins are nicely prolonged. We would pair this wine with a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose opens with deep plum, violets, cedar and bittersweet chocolate. Bright cola berry follows with notes of caramel and dried fig and a lingering, dark cocoa finish. Will age nicely for the next 5-7 years.

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