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2005 White Oak Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

White Oak 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: White Oak

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 6,160

KWG Score: 87.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88.25)

Review date: April 19, 2009

Wine Review: White Oak has always been one of the most affordable Napa Cabs out there. It is consistently Very Good and a good value for a Napa Cab. This year’s vintage is almost black in color. It opens with an appealing ripe blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, crisp, and easy drinking. It displays dusty light blackberry flavors with a hint of menthol on the back palate. The finish is dry and its managed tannins are slightly prolonged. Our mini tasting group thought this wine would pair well with shepherds pie. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Dark and slightly brooding with aromas of dark chocolate, cassis, and rose hip. Full and juicy in the mouth, the flavors of currants, black plum, and tea are supported by ripe tannins. Black fruit and toasty oak combine to form the lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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