Red

2005 Havens Wine Cellars Merlot Reserve

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 159

  • CWilliam wrote: 92 points

    August 27, 2018 - Last of 3 bottles purchased in 2010.

    Burgundy color with large change from rim to center with a clear meniscus. Savory nose - tobacco, cocoa, cherry. Similar flavor profile on palate. Medium body/acidity and completely integrated tannins with a long finish. This surprised me how well this wine has aged. 92+/- Too bad the winery changed hands in the downturn.

  • galewskj wrote: 92 points

    March 25, 2017 - Pop and pour. The nose here is complex and reminiscent of Bordeaux. Similarly, the palate is complex but a bit hollow, with the fruit having faded some. Tannins are extremely relaxed, and this wine is so easy to drink. This was a great bottle of wine, and it's sad that these wines are no longer made at this quality level.

  • TCKM wrote: 91 points

    September 26, 2016 - Rich cherry, orange peel, and herbs.. plenty of tread on the tires. Fine vintage of this wine and a great value.

  • CWilliam wrote: 91 points

    July 20, 2016 - Continues to drink well. Best QPR in my cellar. If the winery had not gone BK this would be $30+ and I would still be happy.

    Didn't take notes but paired great with grilled burgers. Should last another few years. 91+

  • winegr wrote: 90 points

    December 1, 2014 - Well structured merlot.

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

    (Havens Wine Cellars Merlot Reserve Carneros) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Havens Wine Cellars
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa / Sonoma
  • Appellation Carneros
  • UPC Code 089046000120

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 164 (22%)
  • Consumed 574 (77%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Grilled Steak, Hamburgers

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