Red

2005 Delectus Cuvée Julia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Barakahn Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 22, 2014 - Still plenty of tannins left. Fruit fading in this otherwise expected Napa Cab profile. Can go several more years, especially if you like your Bordeaux's aged. Pnp'd this one. Recommend a least 1 hour decant time.

  • longhorncab wrote: (89 points)

    June 20, 2013 - Seems tannic & the fruit's died off in the beginning. Then it shows bell pepper/jalapeño, not a lot of aromatics. With air, it's slowly regaining balance, with a dried fruit flavor. After 3 or 4 hrs, it's come together and tasting good, but never showed enough fruit. I'd drink up on the 05's

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  • bigdogflow wrote: (92 points)

    August 21, 2009 - Decanted for 2 hours. Muted nose, but taste had blackberry, coffee with mild tannins. Wine got better the longer it was open. Medium finish at first, but was 30-40 seconds by the last sip.

  • whynblog wrote: (93 points)

    April 5, 2008 - The nose shows aromas of violets, nutmeg and currant. The flavors are complex with currants, cherry, blueberry and oak all coming through in a complex cascade of flavors. This wine is far more European than past vintages which will be exciting to some and not to others. The wine is young so it will show better with some bottle age. Best to wait another 12 months. Another hit from this producer.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Delectus
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Julia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 91 (64%)
  • Consumed 52 (36%)

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