Erba Mountainside Vineyards
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak
Today’s 2005 Erba Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious wine that is classic Napa Valley. We can’t help but offer up our hearty recommendation on this wine, to any Operative that enjoys the bold but elegant flavors that only mountainside Napa fruit can produce.
2005 was a classic Cabernet vintage, and this wine is a textbook Napa. With long aging potential, enjoy this wine now - or for the next decade. Serve this fantastic wine at room temperature for best results. Decant and be rewarded with softer and fuller fruits. This wine is a special find that you can share with a group of discerning wine friends.
Denis Malbec proves well-worthy of his reputation with this terrific, food friendly Cabernet. Pair with a rare Filet Mignon, Elk tenderloin or a juicy Kobe beef burger with plenty of fixings.
Dark burgundy hues, with brilliant magenta edges. After a good swirl the burgundy hues turn to a dark garnet. Once the wine settles, viscous legs creep slowly down the glass wall.
Bold stewed spiced blackberry and dried plum lead the way. Followed by dates, cassis, dried fig, and green pepper, and subtle herbal notes of dill and black olive.
Dark and rich, with dark cocoa, espresso, and black cherry. After the wine breathes for a while, it expands, revealing additional flavors of cassis and dried currants. The body of the wine is big and chewy yet flawlessly balanced.
Very long and flavor packed with lingering dark fruit and cocoa powder. The tannins are grippy but slowly fade leaving the palate longing for more.