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    Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Sonoma County, California


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    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Connoisseurs' Guide, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 95322

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Lancaster Estate 2005 "Estate Bottled" Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lush ripeness, with deep black cherry and plum characters, accented by lavender and spice. Supportive tannins provide structure for the rich fruit, and layers of complexity carry over the long finish. Aged 22 months in French oak barrels, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A massive wine that absolutely demands time in the cellar, Lancaster’s ’05 is nearly all Cabernet, with tiny amounts of the other four Bordeaux varieties. It stuns with the power and authenticity of its hilly Cabernet origins, offering vast black currant, orange rind, anise and smoky oak flavors that implode on the palate. But the tannins are hard. It should blossom and fully come into its own after 2010.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Aromas of ripe plum and blueberry offer a defined mineral influence. An exciting, youthful Cab with layers of black fruit, lightly charred oak and a flinty, mineral quality running through the core. Great weight and intensity with youthful tannins in the lengthy finish.

    93 Points
    Wilfred Wong of

    5% Cabernet Franc; 2% Malbec; 2% Merlot; 1% Petit Verdot. A bit brooding and closed at present, this substantial young wine delivers plenty of depth and fruit extract from the start. It slowly unfolds to show plenty of dense, curranty fruit aligned with lots of sweet, slightly vanillin oak, and its incisive varietal flavors stay the course even as ample tannins come into play. A successful and serious effort in need of time in the cellar, it will not reach its best until a decade has passed.

    91 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide

    Slightly superior is the outstanding 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which offers up scents of fruitcake, soil undertones, forest floor, and copious quantities of black cherries and black currants as well as soft tannins in its dense, medium to full-bodied personality.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

    Kevin James (9/29/2010)
    This is a MUST wine for any enthusiast who enjoys BIG Napa cabernets! Personally I think it's the next Opus One waiting to be discovered. Just returned from the tasting room and met Jennifer the Winemaker and we had a wonderfullly personable experience. This is a must have item for your collection. It is drinkable right away but will keep well for the next 6 to 10 years.

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