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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 3 
ProducerSeghesio Family Vineyards (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationAlexander Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2014 (based on 5 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.3 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 26 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Jkuryak on 3/21/2015 & rated 88 points: Good, solid bottle of wine. Glad we opened it. (128 views)
 Tasted by adk.dmn on 4/26/2013 & rated 88 points: Held onto it too long. Muted aromas. No real finish. Quite drinkable but nothing stands out. (1376 views)
 Tasted by phandel on 3/15/2013 & rated 90 points: dry, but I think we enjoyed it? (1311 views)
 Tasted by tenorselbow on 11/30/2012 & rated 86 points: Big wine with good balance but very few distinguishing features. Nose of stewed raspberries. Full-flavored beetroot and licorice with no secondary flavors and still quite tannic. Charcoal finish. Enjoyable but not memorable. This wine was filtered (zero sediment after seven years) and I guess the potentially interesting bits were discarded. (1631 views)
 Tasted by rxlaw95 on 10/13/2012 & rated 90 points: Drink it up. Wouldn't wait in this one. It was good for a one time snag by Seghesio. (1700 views)
 Tasted by ecola on 11/2/2011 & rated 91 points: Aromas of dark cassis berries and toasted cedar. Lively flavors of dark cherry, toasted oak, and even a little garden herb. Dry gripping tannins with great acidity on the finish. Drinking great right now and probably for at least four more years. (2267 views)
 Tasted by Morg on 7/22/2011 & rated 90 points: Drinking well right now, smooth tannins. (1577 views)
 Tasted by joepapeo on 4/7/2011 & rated 87 points: Borderline terrible a little after opening. A little better with time but just nothing to it. (1611 views)
 Tasted by Haggis on 1/31/2011 & rated 87 points: A decent enough cabernet that need several hours to begin to open up. But when it does open, there is not a lot of "there" there. Some dark brambly fruit with mocha and leather. However, there is a noticeable green streak that is somewhat off-putting. Ted Seghesio has a great touch when it comes to zinfandel, but he and his team seem a bit out of their league with cabernet (although their blends are not bad). Not a cab I would seek out. (1741 views)
 Tasted by MCUBEB on 1/5/2011 & rated 90 points: Nose of cherries and oak. Tastes of bright cherries, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee and menthol. Medium finish with tannins that accompany flavors of vanilla and menthol. (1786 views)
 Tasted by krhaugh on 12/20/2010 & rated 88 points: Very nice Cab from Seghesio, not known for Cabs. It's not a blow your mind cab but was easy to drink and very smooth. (1825 views)
 Tasted by rxlaw95 on 11/21/2010 & rated 91 points: Thus one is really coming together. Last bottle was more over the hill than this one. Softening tannins. Fruit coming around to greater complexity than before. Good stuff. (1886 views)
 Tasted by rxlaw95 on 8/21/2010 & rated 88 points: Not as good as the last bottle. (2017 views)
 Tasted by Wine-Strategies on 11/13/2009 & rated 89 points: tasted at the winery. The complex nose of menthol, pipe tobacco, currants, pine needle and black pepper also shows a bit of a loamy undercurrent. Moderate tannins, juicy acidity, a rich mouthfeel and a avg+ finish for $28. Will benefit from some more time in the bottle, but drinks well now with a moderate decant. Drink thru 2016. Again, lots of value here. 89+ (2547 views)
 Tasted by jarfour on 10/4/2009 & rated 88 points: Nose of dark fruit, pine forest, a spice. Good tannin balance the oak and currant in the mouth. Nice heat in the finish. A decent cab but that's about it. (2575 views)
 Tasted by mschultz78 on 9/9/2009: Teresa says it has a creamy, buttery smell. A nice bite at the top. The finish has hints of raspberry and blackberry. (2166 views)
 Tasted by rxlaw95 on 7/27/2009 & rated 88 points: Again not as good and full of character as the usual Seghesio wine. Still, hard to resist with steak. (2615 views)
 Tasted by rxlaw95 on 7/6/2009 & rated 86 points: An hour into this one and still a bit vegetal and light on character relative to other Seghesio offerings. Somewhat disappointing but willing to wait until this fall to pass jugment again. Not bad, just not Seghesios usual offering. (2629 views)
 Tasted by rwb5150 on 7/6/2009 & rated 90 points: This is a Cabernet I can truly get excited about. Being an unusual release for Seghesio, I was eager to blog about this wine. Here is the link if you would like to read my full review:

http://corksandcaftans.wordpress.com/2009/05/31/wine-review-2005-seghesio-cabernet-sauvignon/ (2834 views)
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Begun in 1895 by our grandfather, Edoardo Seghesio. Seghesio Family Vineyards is a collection of estate vineyards in Sonoma County hand-farmed by our family for four generations.

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