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 Vintage2005 Label 7 of 11 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2008 vintage.)
ProducerBuehler Vineyards (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)724404009031

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2014 (based on 22 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Buehler Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 151 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by djreme on 10/11/2014 & rated 88 points: - Violet color with a medium/full body - Still drinking well.
 Tasted by cdp1276 on 10/7/2014 & rated 82 points: Consumed on rooftop patio at Noble Rot. (831 views)
 Tasted by wino3002 on 9/5/2014 & rated 90 points: A great bottle, perhaps just past peak, but still putting out the dark fruit. Gravel and grass on the nose. Vacuum sealed half the bottle and drank again 5 days later. Noticeably inkier on second pour, with notes of asphalt dominating the fruit. (892 views)
 Tasted by KevinTucker on 8/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Plum dominates...brick color, not so tannic after the years. This is a great cab for the price and very much at or near peak. Drink up.

Paired with bison tonight--excellent and held up well. (1068 views)
 Tasted by Domer99 on 6/1/2014 & rated 90 points: Popped and poured. Appears to be a synthetic cork. Several years in and this wine is still very fresh, with lots of fruit. The color is darker and there was a bunch of setiment to work around, but the wine didn't appear to have lost any of its delicious fruit. I don't see this going downhill in the near term, but no need to hold it either. (1333 views)
 Tasted by prism on 2/13/2014 & rated 89 points: Pnv. Solid, easy drinking cab. Consumed two-thirds of a bottle, then VV'd and refrigerated, then warmed to room temp and consumed the rest two evenings later. Okay, but not as good as on Day One. Drink up. (1069 views)
 Tasted by DTWOB on 4/9/2013 & rated 90 points: Nice Napa Cab! (2968 views)
 Tasted by swade on 2/5/2013 flawed bottle: Brick color. Masses of sediment, unlike the bottle from last year. Cork sound, but corked none the less. Foul smelling and tasted not much better. Poured down the drain. Fifth corked bottle ever. (2956 views)
 Tasted by swade on 7/4/2012 & rated 88 points: I let this breathe in the glass for three hours. Powerful nose of plums and rust. Tri-colored, with the appearance of some age. Watery rim to violet to blood. Relatively simple palate of plums with an astringent sensation and a drying finish of fine, gritty tannins. I had this a few years ago and it has evolved, but laterally. This will hold a couple of years, but you can enjoy it now. (3279 views)
 Tasted by chefshren on 6/13/2012 & rated 90 points: Very light tannins, nice body. Plum chocolate and some light herbal notes. (3140 views)
 Tasted by tcufletch on 3/9/2012 & rated 89 points: Deep ruby with slight watery edge; plum and light chocolate on the nose; plum palate...lots of it; tannins have almost disappeared; very smooth drinker; relatively low alcohol at 14.2%.

This producer makes a very nice and reliable Cab. In-line with what I would expect from 2005 Napa fruit. (3508 views)
 Tasted by joet626 on 2/16/2012 & rated 90 points: Very nice. Dark fruit on the palate throughout. Not overbearing--nice finish. Very tasty. (2679 views)
 Tasted by redman77 on 2/8/2012: going going gone =( (2405 views)
 Tasted by LCHammer on 12/3/2011 & rated 88 points: Great Napa value. I believe that I hit this one right on the head by drinking it now. Great currant and blackberry fruit on front and mid palete. Nice round tannins and a decent finish. May start fading soon so drink now. You can spend a whole lot more than the $20 or so I paid for this and get less in a Napa cab. (926 views)
 Tasted by rehiltz on 10/28/2011 & rated 87 points: Some nice dark berry notes on the nose with hints of oak. Still pleasantly fruity, with just a little bit of a hot alcohol streak running through the finish. A nice Cab, but I'm not on board with WS 90 point rating of this wine. Good QPR but not a 90 point Cab for me. (2987 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/8/2011 & rated 91 points: Very dark red violet color; ripe plum, black currant, blackberry nose; mature, tart black fruit, black currant, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish (2801 views)
 Tasted by jimmyrice14 on 10/3/2011 & rated 91 points: Great value cab...opened up right away, cherries on the nose, smooth tannins, drinking great. Under rated for sure. (2872 views)
 Tasted by DTWOB on 5/31/2011 & rated 87 points: I usually grade this higher -maybe just a bad wine day for my palate. (3659 views)
 Tasted by Schiffy on 4/26/2011 & rated 84 points: Not sure what to expect for the price, but found this wine to be thin, lacking in rich fruit and any finish to mention. However, the wine has structure with tannins integrated with what little fruit exists in the bottle. (3756 views)
 Tasted by socerjim on 4/2/2011 & rated 87 points: This is a very solid Cali Cab, but way over-rated by others, and nowhere near the value some proclaim. The fruit is hidden by too much oak and tanning, making it a real mouthful in the old style...not very approachable now, and I think it might not improve. (849 views)
 Tasted by DTWOB on 2/20/2011 & rated 90 points: Smooth! (4005 views)
 Tasted by bwk on 1/11/2011 & rated 88 points: Tannins basically gone. Nice, Cali Cab... Drink up! (4312 views)
 Tasted by Normones on 11/15/2010 & rated 86 points: I really thought this was an average cali Cab. a little thin, a little light on the fruit, a little too much oak. The tannins were nice and in check but the whole experience was similar to a $9 cab that you get at the local chain grocery store. Not bad but not great. (4639 views)
 Tasted by redman77 on 11/14/2010 & rated 88 points: Omg...agree with last tasting note drink up.......... (4590 views)
 Tasted by westy5303 on 11/5/2010 & rated 89 points: Still good, but has aged. THIS IS A DRINK NOW, AS SHE IS IN HER SUNSET! (4608 views)
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/8/2011)
(Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon) Very dark red violet color; ripe plum, black currant, blackberry nose; mature, tart black fruit, black currant, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish  91 points
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