2005 Havens Wine Cellars Bourriquot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 227

  • j.rosenblatt Likes this wine:

    December 18, 2021 - Surprisingly alive and beautiful. Popped and poured - at first the wine was a little disjointed (tannins were a bit dusty and not well integrated) but with time in the glass the wine came together with beautiful fruit (raspberry, plum), coffee, chocolate, and graphite notes. Overall felt like it was perfectly in the zone - the fruit was still present and wonderful, while still showing some pleasant tertiary components.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    November 19, 2021 - Has that green cigar box note but in a good way. And then still with some gumption - fruit and tannin on the mid palate. Going strong, amazingly enough.

  • BVal wrote: 91 points

    October 3, 2021 - Color/App: light/medium ruby core -> diffuse garnet/bricked rim. 6 years on from my last tasting note for this and I'm happy with how this has developed but there's no reason to wait on these any longer. Tobacco, earth, a little leather and a touch of barnyard ascendant now with a little rhubarb and cranberry lurking. Austere palate reminding me how much I've always thought this wine mimics many Bordeaux more than the vast majority of California Meritages. Perhaps it's the homage to Cheval Blanc in Cab Franc/Merlot components (if not name) that helps (67%/33%) though it seems much more Graves than St. Emilion in this vintage. The palate pretty much mirrors the bouquet here, not surprisingly. Medium-length finish that shows a touch of drying tannins. Need to drink that last bottle of mine within the year.

  • tomandlu wrote: 93 points

    August 27, 2020 - Popped and poured. Virtually opaque garnet-red in the glass, also a bit cloudy. The nose, from the start, was an almost searingly intense mix of cocoa, tobacco, tar, plums, allspice, coffee, and iron. The intensity subsided after about 30 minutes but the complexity did not, in fact other aromas like cinnamon and peat came in too. The wine was quite silky on the palate with all of the tannins resolved yet with plenty of fruit still present. The depth and persistence on the palate didn't quite match the nose, though. I am stunned that this wine has remained this intense and cannot imagine it getting better. Purchased on release and stored in my cellar since.

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  • NoWineWiz Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 15, 2020 - This just keeps on going. Similar to 2012/2016 notes, just silkier!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Havens Wine Cellars Bourriquot Red Wine Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Relationship Day: Wine for Relationships, Episode #682, 5/26/2009 (link) (92-93) points

    (Havens Bourriquot) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-just gorgeous red fruit components (cranberry & rhubarb); and then some creamy vanilla & cedar; PALATE-a big wine with lots of flavor; this wine is so delicious and drinks like a $75-$100 wine; like a Right Bank Bordeaux (67% Cab Franc, 33% Merlot); a very young wine; getting tannins on the mid-palate; subtle rose petal meets grenache chocolate soufflé on the attack that is then overwhelmed by the bitterness on the back-end because this is a big young wine; a beast of a wine; big structure and big tannins, but the tannins are bitter and tight, but still quite sweet; this should really develop over the next 3-7 years and will easily last 12-15 years; I like the chocolate and sour red strawberries on the back-end; very nuanced for me; I love this wine and think it's spectacular; RP-92; ST-90/93; GV-92/93

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Havens Wine Cellars
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Bourriquot
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 089046000144

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 708 (37%)
  • Consumed 1,201 (63%)

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