Romeo Vineyards

2005 Sempre Vive "Eugenia" Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley: Calistoga

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$85.00
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We have a very special wine for you today, in today’s elegant, drinking beautifully, aged to perfection Romeo Vineyards 2005 Sempre Vive “Eugenia” Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is Romeo Vineyards’ flagship wine, made from their most precious vines - that produce a scant quantity of incredible grapes.

The wine is shy at first, then as it wakes from its long, cool, perfectly stored slumber, it begins to unveil gorgeous aromas: Blackberry, cherry, hard leather, spice box, tobacco leaf, dried violets, chocolate, smoked chocolate cherry and black pepper.

It just goes to show you that a well made wine can last for a decade or longer when properly cared for along the way. This beautifully aged Cabernet has flavors of blackberry, smoky black cherry, leather, spice box, dried violets, dusty bramble, darkest chocolate, subtle savory herbs and a hint of tobacco leaf.

Romeo Vineyards produced their first vintage in 1997. Since that time, the already old Cabernet Sauvignon vines have matured, but so too has the winery’s winemaking skills.

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

Grade: A - James Laube, Editor in Chief, Wine Spectator Magazine - “Once again, Napa Valley vintners were dancing in their cellars over the prospects for (vintage year) 2005, with some predicting that it could be one of Napa’s finest vintages, based on the quality of the young wines. Yet, the long, drawn-out harvest provided plenty of anxious moments and surprises.” -

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest red at the center, with a ring of dark garnet at the edges.

Smell:

Blackberry, cherry, hard leather, spice box, tobacco leaf, dried violets, chocolate, smoked chocolate cherry and black pepper.

Taste:

Blackberry, smoky black cherry, leather, spice box, dried violets, dusty bramble, darkest chocolate, subtle savory herbs and a hint of tobacco leaf.

Finish:

Extra long and very elegant as plush, medium tannins add grip and dryness that spreads from the edges of the palate.

Pairing:

A wine this elegant should be enjoyed with the finest steak, prepared in the finest manner possible. Please write to us to let us know what you’ll be enjoying your bottles with!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Alison Green Doran
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon & Petite Verdot
Vintage
2005
Appellation
Napa Valley, Calistoga
Abv
14.8%
Harvest date
October 17-27, 2005
Aging
19 months
Barrels
62% new French oak
Release date
June 1, 2009
Production
586 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 09, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$85.00
Avg. Price
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