2009 Five/Five Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Simone 75% Black Sears, 25% Ink Grade

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
Drink between 2013 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 27, 2017 - Decanted 30 minutes. Lovely nose of dark berries, bramble, bright cherry, and spice. On the palate, red currant, blackberry, black cherry, spicy oak. Nice long balanced finish with great grip. Just a barely noticeable bit of heat but otherwise a very lovely package. Drink or hold, these should hold quite well for another 6-8 years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • RAMwines Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 16, 2016 - Drank by my wife and her 2 girlfriends at The Steakhouse at the Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Reno, NV last night. All 3 of them and the Sommelier thought it was exceptional. The Sommelier would like to know where he can purchase some. :-) Smig did a wonderful job with this Cab.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • daniel.jay wrote: 91 points

    October 13, 2015 - Essentially ready to drink - needs about 15-30 minutes of air. Unexpected bricking for a wine this age. Smooth, well integrated. More classically styled and restrained. Fruit is forward without being overly jammy fruit bomb. Slightest hint of stem and green bell pepper without detracting from overall palate.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Eric wrote:

    January 27, 2015 - Pretty awesome, prototypical Napa Cab. Black cherry, cassis, and licorice. A little toasty oak, but this wine easily handled it. Quite delicious although perhaps lacking a bit of structure.

    6 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • Dave Smigielski Likes this wine:

    August 29, 2014 - very silky, old school Napa Cab. silky and luscious. Lots of dark brambly fruits and Smooth tannins. unexpectedly ready to drink now or hold for 5+ years

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/17/2012 (link) 88 points

    (Five/Five Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Simone 75% Black Sears, 25% Ink Grade) Medium dark red violet color; redolent, tobacco, stewed black fruit nose; stewed black fruit, tobacco, dried berry palate; medium-plus finish

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

    (Five/Five Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Simone 75% Black Sears, 25% Ink Grade) Very dark red violet color; black currant, berry nose; plush, ripe black currant, blackberry, tar palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Five/Five Wines
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Simone
  • Vineyard 75% Black Sears, 25% Ink Grade
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

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  • In Cellars 62 (68%)
  • Consumed 29 (32%)

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