Red

2009 Five/Five Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Sydnee 85% Ink Grade, 15% Gerlach Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2022
CT90.3 8 reviews
2009
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Dave Smigielski Likes this wine:

    August 29, 2014 - Pop n Poured with dinner. enjoyed over the course of 1.5 hours. This was tried first, then we tried 'Simone' Simone was approachable from the pull of the cork and we finished it before Sydnee started to open up. As with previous notes, the dark fruit and tannins are there and still a bit edgy. As her namesake ages and the rough edges smooth out, so will this wine. Hold for 5+ years. I will revisit again in another year.

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  • GalvezGuy Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 8, 2014 - Decanted one hour. Nice nose of red and black fruits along with nice whiff of spices. On the palate, pure fruit with red plum, blackberry, cinnamon, tobacco, and spicy oak. Finishes with substantial grip. Probably needs another year or two to fully integrate the oak, but this has a very old school Napa feel to it.

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  • Eric wrote: (88 points)

    April 30, 2013 - Faintly herbal notes on the nose, perhaps sporting a touch of slightly raw oak. A red fruited palate, seamless and pure, licorice and vanilla, moving to spicy cinnamon red hots. Wonderfully dusty tannins that gently coat the palate without clamping down too hard. For me the oak is quite prominent at this stage, but there is a lot of lovely raw material here. I still have half a bottle to revisit after a day of air.

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  • Wine-Strategies wrote:

    February 21, 2013 - PnP generously shared by beachrooster. My notes are consistent with aagrawal's experience. This is unmistakably Napa, but I mean that in the best of ways. Classy, spicy, herbal, delicate and harmonious. A very tasty wine that should hit peak in roughly 2-3 years. As with the other wines I've tasted from Decalier, this project's underlying fruit has an excellent purity and shows skillful blending. Give this 2 hours aeration in decanter if drinking anytime soon. Drink thru 2021, reccomended

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • aagrawal wrote: (93 points)

    August 25, 2012 - Dinner with Mike Grammer (Pera, San Francisco): Spicy, herbal (like some cab franc), black pepper; clean, precise palate, very young, tannic; nice clean finish. This was excellent, and I preferred the Sydnee to the Simone.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/17/2012 (link) 89 points

    (Five/Five Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Sydnee 85% Ink Grade, 15% Gerlach Ranch) Very dark red violet color; menthol, tobacco, loam nose; rich, poised, tobacco, loam, chocolate palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2012 (link) 90 points

    (Five/Five Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Sydnee 85% Ink Grade, 15% Gerlach Ranch) Very dark red violet color; tart black currant, clove, blackberry nose; plush, ripe blackberry, black currant palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Five/Five Wines
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Sydnee
  • Vineyard 85% Ink Grade, 15% Gerlach Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 53 (77%)
  • Consumed 16 (23%)

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