Red

2005 Gemstone G

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Yountville
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • brettay wrote: 94 points

    July 17, 2020 - One of the best Cabs I’ve had in a while. Great balance! Black cherry, rich earth, spicy cedar, and graphite. So expressive. The fruit has great ripeness but also freshness and lively acidity. This is one of the wines that melds together so beautifully.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Badfish Likes this wine:

    July 3, 2020 - Opaque ruby garnet core with tinges of purple towards the rim. The nose is heady, pungent, and complex with notes of graphite, cigar box, currant leaf, blackberries, violets, and mushrooms. The palate is similarly powerful with rich expansive purple and black fruits, admirable earth and mineral complexities, good supporting acidity, and smooth sweet tannins. This wine has aged wonderfully and is a much better effort than the 2004 going off my memory of that wine. A very expensive wine and while decidedly not worth the coin it is has turned into a beautiful expression of aged Napa Cabernet. Should be able to handle another 10 years with ease.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • King of all vines wrote: 95 points

    July 26, 2019 - In a word stunning!

  • VinoDiver Likes this wine: 98 points

    March 2, 2018 - Still so youthful. Bursting with fruit and a wonderful lushness.

  • jeff nowak Does not like this wine:

    September 2, 2016 - Decanted. 14.8% alcohol. 94% Cabernet, 3% merlot, 3% petite Verdot. Nose of ethanol. I hated a couple of recent 07s. This is mildly better in so much as it is drinkable, but the tannins are harsh, the alcohol big, the fruit all but missing. Jeez. I can't see my appreciation for Napa cab tanking this dramatically, but apparently... Drinkable, barely. Whoa. Just read my note from 09. Shockingly different. Moral: drink this shit young.

    2 people found this helpful
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gemstone
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation G
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Yountville

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  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 523 (55%)
  • Consumed 421 (44%)

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