2003 W.H. Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze Label

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Howell Mountain
Drink between 2006 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • tmhouse wrote: 91 points

    July 29, 2015 - This bottle was either past its prime or in a funky time on the first night, tasted a little hot and disjointed. The nose has strong fruit, blueberry, dark cherry. The second night (vacuum close), much better: smoky, well-integrated, balanced, and a medium-bodied long finish. 88 night one, 91 night two.

  • Senso-beak wrote: 91 points

    December 4, 2014 - Opened and poured. Immediate gratification on the nose - reminded me of tasting young blood at Napa tasting rooms. Deep, young nose of lead pencil, minerals, Howell Mt. spice and pepper. Dark-ish coloring, deep reds to purple. The palate wasn't as nice as the bouquet, but still showing potent fruit, structure and length. Cassis, sweet black cherry. Much better than anticipated given ratings. Similarly bought as part of the hostage program, which is a ridiculous ploy to pawn off wine...but in a way, although over priced, this turned out better than I thought it would.

  • rben_mvp wrote: 90 points

    November 26, 2011 - Decent California Cab. Raspberry, blackberry fruit right out of the shoot. Nice complexity with a medium finish. Nothing over the top but a reasonable wine. Wish I had bought mine for $20.

  • CarpeVinoDiem wrote: 90 points

    July 2, 2011 - Notes not taken at time.

    Not decanted.

    Very nicely integrated Cab Sauv.
    Good '05 color, nice black and blue fruits, no heat, moderate tannins.

    Better than the impressive '02 Burgess Cab Sauv (the best I've had from Burgess), but similar.

    Drink now or within a yr recommended.

    90+ pts B+.

  • bzukaitis wrote: 90 points

    May 9, 2011 - Drank before a '00 Juslyn magnum. Both were outstanding. Purchased on Vinfolio for $20. Wish there would have been more avialbale.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/8/2005 (link) 88 points

    (W.H. Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze Label) Narrow cherry nose; big cherry, cassis palate; short finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer W.H. Smith
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Bronze Label
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 88 (43%)
  • Consumed 116 (57%)

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