2005 Fairchild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sigaro

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
Drink between 2012 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • oldwines Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 14, 2017 - Medium to dark almost translucent garnet. Great nose with eucalyptus, red and black berries and creamy oak with a touch of smoke and a medicinal smell that is not unattractive. Moderate tannin but low acid, smooth but lacking brightness of flavor in my book. A bit over-ripe as I see it but right up other people's power alley if you like the style. Drinking great but I don't think it will be as good at its 20th birthday for sure due too the lack of natural acidity. It seems manipulated a bit for me, but perhaps it is my bias showing. Palate has plenty of black raspberry, black plum and the medicinal notes with a fairly long finish with a little black cherry. Not over-extracted but I do think the grapes were over-ripe and lacked natural acidity. Masculine and powerful but by no means elegant as I see it. Fairly typical Cali Cult with a slight nod to not being too overdone with some homage to the old world perhaps.

  • bigredPA wrote: (94 points)

    October 13, 2016 - Favorite cab of the night that included a stellar lineup. Awesome profile & complexity. Notes of blackcurrant, spice, herbs, earthy components, and a touch of eucalyptus. Terrifically balanced, a wine that just entices the palate.

  • Rick 4 Wine Likes this wine: (97 points)

    December 11, 2015 - Wow, we triple decanted and drank over three hours. This wine is absolutely humming. The nose is deep with dark fruits some moist earth and hues of tobacco. Oddly, I also picked up some floral notes. On the tongue the wine is just amazing. Silken tannins, rich fruit and more of that sweet tobacco...this is called Sigaro for a reason. Beautiful wine that will age for a couple more decades but my bottles won't last that long.

  • Uglypinga Likes this wine:

    September 25, 2015 - Deep nose of beef, baking spices and herbs. Really nice mint note. The palate is medium weight with good acidity. There are tart cherries and slightly underripe blueberries to be enjoyedm. Great wine. Medium to light tannins at this point.

  • newkid17 Likes this wine: (96 points)

    May 8, 2015 - This is amazing. Smooth, silky, and a ridiculously long finishing. Blue fruits like blueberries and some cream. Subtle mocha flavors. I need go find another bottle. I cannot imagine how this could get better.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fairchild Estate
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sigaro
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 62 (45%)
  • Consumed 75 (55%)

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