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2005 Fairchild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sigaro
- Napa Valley
- St. Helena
Community Tasting Notes 6
rickv2wine Likes this wine: (97 points)
December 11, 2015 - Wow, we triple decanted and drank over three hours. This wine is absolutely humming. The nose is deep with dark fruits some moist earth and hues of tobacco. Oddly, I also picked up some floral notes. On the tongue the wine is just amazing. Silken tannins, rich fruit and more of that sweet tobacco...this is called Sigaro for a reason. Beautiful wine that will age for a couple more decades but my bottles won't last that long.
Uglypinga Likes this wine:
September 25, 2015 - Deep nose of beef, baking spices and herbs. Really nice mint note. The palate is medium weight with good acidity. There are tart cherries and slightly underripe blueberries to be enjoyedm. Great wine. Medium to light tannins at this point.
newkid17 Likes this wine: (96 points)
May 8, 2015 - This is amazing. Smooth, silky, and a ridiculously long finishing. Blue fruits like blueberries and some cream. Subtle mocha flavors. I need go find another bottle. I cannot imagine how this could get better.
Uglypinga Likes this wine:
May 15, 2014 - Man I like the nose on the Sigaros. Ripe red and dark berries, cinnamon and tobacco up front. The palate is creamy, soft and delicious with more ripe berries and some savory elements. Just a hint of BBQ. Liked it better before food.
November 18, 2011 - first note got erased. damn. this wine is definitely worth writing about a second time.
my wife and i bow down to the collaborative creations from larry fairchild and paul hobbs. i've not been shy in saying that the '08 sigaro ('08 GIII not far behind) is the best bottle of wine i've enjoyed all year, if not the past several. i have a bottle of '08 sigaro lined up for thanksgiving (steak that night NOT turkey), so we wanted to get a better sense of the vineyard and have a recent comparison.
decanted 1.5 hours. this intoxicating bouquet can be easily detected from five feet away. in the glass, dark cherry, cassis, spice box, cedar, a slight suggestion of dark chocolate, and the signature sigaro minerals round out this gorgeous nose. a floral element emerges after about 2 hours. authoritative, structured mouthfeel. while many coveted napa cabs are loved for their lushness and voluptuousness, this is to be respected and admired for its regal stature. this could easily pass for a fine bordeaux. full body. excellent balance. the minerality really amps up on the dark fruit finish - one that goes on and on well over a minute. '08 tasting note to come next week.
this is yet another data point that says to me that these wines are utterly fantastic and i'm a proud customer of fairchild wines.
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- Vintage 2005
- Type Red
- Producer Fairchild Estate
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Sigaro
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation St. Helena
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 70 (51%)
- Consumed 66 (49%)
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