Red

2005 Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Empress

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • WineDoDo Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 5, 2018 - Perfect window for drinking now. Tannins are very soft snd the fruit is just right.

  • jzebrack wrote: 90 points

    March 30, 2018 - decanted to filter out the sediment, but aired out for less than a half hour. Is drinking well, more balanced than I remember from prior bottles. May simply be variance between bottles

  • jzebrack Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 30, 2017 - off-putting at first.
    did not balance out for several hours.

  • Atwellian wrote: 90 points

    September 25, 2017 - Deep crimson-purple. Blackberry, tar, pencil box nose. This wine continues it's evolution in drinkability. Now smooth, nice tannins, black cherry and plum. Elegant, nice finish. Very good - excellent. Drinking very well now (finally)

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  • jzebrack Likes this wine: 88 points

    March 17, 2017 - This does need decanting and at least an hour or more to air out.
    It also needs to be drank with food.

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Sommelier Journal

  • By Benjamin T. Weinberg
    April 2010 (link)

    (Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Empress) Much like a classic Margaux, this wine’s black-fruit aromas are framed by leather and tobacco notes on a lush, rich palate. Cassis and black-cherry notes combine with mocha from 21 months in French oak. Winery Spotlight: Bugay Wines and Vineyards

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bugay Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation The Empress
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Code 130720071846

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 404 (45%)
  • Consumed 499 (55%)

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