Jericho Canyon Vineyard 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the power and intensity of its hillside origins. Wild berry and currants are layered with hints of truffle, anise, dried herbs, licorice, and tapenade. With its fleshy rich core and ripe tannins, this Cabernet is a beauty!
The 2005 is the real deal. Super-ripe but with impressive underlying acidity and structure, the wine has notes of charcoal, roasted herbs, tapenade, black currant, licorice, and camphor. It is deep, full-bodied, rich, with good acidity and sweet tannin. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. This source for Cabernet Sauvignon was made famous by well-known wine consultant and winemaker David Ramey when he was sourcing fruit from this site. They now estate-bottle their own wines, and this is a cuvee of around 400 cases made from 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Tightly wound, but rich and concentrated, with a focused mix of dried currant, wild berry, herb, spice, and cedar. THe flavors fan out and gain depth, ending with a nice firm, tannic finish. Best from 2009 through 2015.
Firm and chewy with dense currant, earth, anise, herb and mocha-laced oak. On the finish, the tannins clamp down, yet the flavors push through.