Red

2005 Bernard Magrez Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Tym4wine Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 8, 2018 - A hint of eucalyptus on the nose. Smooth tannins, velvety mouthfeel. Some tartness on the back end with a medium+ finish. The smoothness of the wine is noticeable. Dark fruits, blackberry prominent.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Baronfreya Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 24, 2018 - Catching up on notes , not much more to say from last review. Outstanding wine needs at least a hour in a decanter to settle down. Probably outrageous with a longer decant but it is so good it is hard to wait. One of my favorite cabs the past few years . Nose is a bouquet of berries tobacco and the inside of a Belgian chocolate shop. Nice lingering finish. Paired with a dry aged duck dish and a dark berry sauce. Wonderful

  • ChopperWine Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 12, 2018 - Seriously. Just superb. If one knows what the finer wines should be, well, it just doesn't get too much better than this one. 2+ hour decant is needed. Do not touch before.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • gmat5497 Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 14, 2017 - Powerful. Extremely well put together. Very nice.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • amauryc1 wrote: 91 points

    December 28, 2016 - This wine maybe 11 years old, but it drinks like a toddler.

    Deep ruby red/crimson on the glass. The nose was tight at first but then it opened up and stared showing some age by combining ripe raspberry, black cherries, and currants with licorice, tobacco, and baking spices. The palate was dominated by acid at first but two hours into the decant it really smoothed out and the tannins started to show balancing the acid and showing dark cherries, raspberries, Expresso and hints of cocoa that blended with then smooth tannins to give this wine a long cocoa finish.

    This wine needs a 3+ hour decant anything less will be a waste and it has the potential to improve 2-4 points.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bernard Magrez
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 193 (64%)
  • Consumed 110 (36%)

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