Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 - Walden Liquors

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
$29.99

SKU 8964520010050

750ml

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With the significant tannins of this vintage, we extended oak barrel aging to 18 months from our typical 12 months. As pioneers in the Red Hills appellation, we had no aging regiment "precedent" to follow, but we believed that extended oak aging would accentuate and complement our mountain fruit. The wine in bottle reflects the sweetening effect that this additional barrel aging provides, and the tannins are subtly distributed across the palate. Reflecting the cool September, the aromas occasionally emerge as cedar and olive, providing a contrast to the prominent and beautiful dark chocolate and brambly blackberry on the palate. Mother nature and extended barrel aging have provided a highly structured wine that will develop well for a decade or more.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, North Coast, Lake County
Brand Obsidian Ridge
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis is the best Obsidian Cab since the 2002, and for similar reasons. It was a good vintage for Cabernet. The wine is rich and peppery and lush in black currant flavors, with beautifully sculpted, ripe tannins. Provides more evidence that this Red Hills of Lake County appellation has enormous potential for Cabernet.

October 2008
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Wine SpectatorThis is tight, structured, full-bodied and concentrated, yet also sleek and focused, with lovely blackberry, dried currant and hints of sage and spice, ending with chewy tannins. Drink now through 2013.

James Laube, December 2008