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 Vintage2005 Label 9 of 15 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2001 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerConn Creek (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
DesignationAnthology
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)081909115927

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2016 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 60 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by tequilajake on 12/24/2014 & rated 91 points: Wonderful '05 Napa blend. Didn't hit as high as the others at the tasting (05 Chappellet Signature, 05 Silver Oak Napa) but deserved to be there for sure. (615 views)
 Tasted by Goose1943 on 11/14/2014 & rated 91 points: Wow!!
(741 views)
 Tasted by disklar on 9/25/2014: Incredible. Lots of pepper in the nose. Peppery taste, protect tannins. Decanted for an hour had at the flying b from our cellar. (928 views)
 Tasted by nav2u on 2/28/2014 & rated 90 points: Dark garnet with some bricking. Dark fruits, bell peppers, and herbs on the nose. Cassis, cherries, and peppers on the palate. Great balance. Very enjoyable. Even better on day 2. (1606 views)
 Tasted by JPPeterson on 10/14/2013: Gave to Ray Abramson (2048 views)
 Tasted by Aparritz on 8/17/2013 & rated 91 points: 2 hour decant. Tannin gone but what remained was smooth, creamy, dark fruit. Complex and long lasting. Classic napa meritage/Bordeaux blend. Conn creek continues to impress. (1966 views)
 Tasted by macawmom&dad on 3/19/2013 & rated 91 points: excellent meritage, aging well, good color and balance (2425 views)
 Tasted by NEDoc on 2/4/2013 flawed bottle: Even flawed, there was clear character strongly influenced by cab, but just couldn't get past the oxidized nature of the bottle. (2345 views)
 Tasted by disklar on 1/30/2013 & rated 93 points: Wow... Nothing really jumped out...but really really good. (1881 views)
 Tasted by macawmom&dad on 12/9/2012 & rated 90 points: Excellent meritage blend. Balanced, nice fruit and some tannins. (1626 views)
 Tasted by CarpeVinoDiem on 11/30/2012 & rated 89 points: No notes taken.
Decanted 1 hr, then add'l 1 hr.
Looks: Good dark red '06 color. Perfect cork. Tiny micro sediment.
Nose: Initial from bottle before decanting came across sweet red cherry fruit like a Pinot Noir.

1 hr decant: Nose still Pinot Noir-esque. Nice red fruits with a touch of black fruits added in. A little bit of the St. Helena herb to this one and muted eucalyptus. Elivette Spring Mountain lovers will enjoy the style.

After 2 hrs: Nose evaporated a bit, and later came back around. As well, this opened up nicely but no tannins to speak of.

After 2.5 hrs the fruit left the building.

Recommend decant this 2 hrs and then drink within 1 hr (in case it vanishes on you as well).

Worked perfectly with sweet beef ribs.

The best Conn Creek I have had (great '05 year), but the first time in a Long time I have had a wine ghost away on me like this did.

Drink up.

89 pts. (1693 views)
 Tasted by Jeffnc1 on 9/29/2012 & rated 96 points: Wonderful, very smooth and rich. (1324 views)
 Tasted by bpartington on 7/1/2012 & rated 86 points: Not as good as I expected. A little flat. (1647 views)
 Tasted by macawmom&dad on 5/2/2012 & rated 92 points: Aging well with nice deep color, stone fruit and finish (1595 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 3/24/2012 & rated 90 points: 4th Saturday Group brown bagger (Rick's & Cris'): Garnet color. Aromas of red fruit, but it's also quite green and even weedy. Medium- to full-bodied, with herbal red fruit flavors on the palate. Guessed domestic CF-heavy blend. (2145 views)
 Tasted by wescottoh on 1/7/2012 & rated 90 points: Excellent wine consistent start to finish. (2074 views)
 Tasted by wescottoh on 1/7/2012 & rated 90 points: Somewhat tannic, consistent start to finish. (2116 views)
 Tasted by franco rosso on 11/24/2011 & rated 90 points: A well done blend from Ca. A good, full nose with a pleasant,sincere taste. Good, long finish. (2552 views)
 Tasted by macawmom&dad on 11/2/2011 & rated 93 points: Nicely balanced. Still young. Cherry and black fruit with coffee. (2) (2663 views)
 Tasted by dchorton on 10/14/2011 & rated 91 points: Very smooth, subtle cherries. Aged nicely. (2702 views)
 Tasted by emf on 7/9/2011: Enjoyed by all at birthday celebration. This has aged well, lots of dark fruit on the nose. Medium bodied, with dark plum and dark cherries. Tannins were minimal but the finish was smooth. (3135 views)
 Tasted by neurovino on 5/9/2011 & rated 90 points: Juicy fruit, but restrained and delicate. It's a nice wine, but I'd like it to be a little more lush and for the finish to last a little longer. (3444 views)
 Tasted by acordell on 5/5/2011 & rated 94 points: Notes of chocolate and black fruit. Well balanced. Silky smooth. Excellent now. (3621 views)
 Tasted by AMM3RD on 3/16/2011 & rated 89 points: This wine is just fine. It does not do anything right or wrong. Fruit is okay, had a slight greenness or bitterness that misses on the finish. Next 87

3/22/11...Has been corked and left on the counter for 6 nights, this has held up very well and even improved a great deal. Ripe fruit without the greenness or bitterness. Smooth balanced finish, worth a few extra points. 89 (3706 views)
 Tasted by MR.CG on 1/6/2011 & rated 89 points: not worth the money, very flat not much finish (3901 views)
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