Red

2005 Raphael Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • New York
  • Long Island
  • North Fork
Drink between 2009 - 2020 (Edit)
CT89.7 3 reviews
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2013
2013
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • jeffreym123 wrote: 90 points

    June 21, 2009 - Still needs more time

  • jeffreym123 wrote: 90 points

    September 11, 2008 - nice - but very young. going to pickup another bottle or 2 and try again in a few yrs.

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  • By Lenn Thompson
    11/19/2009 (link) 4 out of 5 stars

    (Raphael Cabernet Sauvignon North Fork Long Island) I count this wine as one of those classics, and it solidifies Raphael on an extremely short list of dependable local cabernet sauvignon producers. Ripe but balanced and elegant, the nose shows black cherry and blackberry fruit with strong chickory-coffee presence, a minty-eucalyptus note and subtle spice. Firm but ripe and well-integrated tannins provide good structure for black fruit flavors with layers of dark-roast coffee, leaf tobacco, earthy dried leaves and herbs and a distinct minty-eucalyptus note. The finish is lengthy and shows more of that minty and spice character. I was still drinking this one 3 days after it was opened, so it seems well-suited to at least short-term aging. Get some if you can (it's flying out of the tasting room because of a recent high score in a glossy wine magazine) and feel confident holding it for at least 5-7 years. Or open it now and enjoy it. That's what wine is about.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Raphael
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region New York
  • SubRegion Long Island
  • Appellation North Fork

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3 (38%)
  • Consumed 5 (63%)

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