Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain 2005
This bold estate grown wine is one of those atypical mountain grownwines that I have come to enjoy so much over the years. It is not overthe top, nor is it super tannic or austere. This big bold wine has anintense aroma of black stone fruit with a hint of anise as anunderlying tone. The wine is full in body, and densely concentratedwith lush and polished black currant fruit on the palate. The tanninsare there, but they are not the Randy Dunn-like needing to age for 15years type-a-tannins. They are more refined and elegant. This smallproduction winery has only a few vintages under its belt, but it seemsto be heading in the right direction
Just finished a wine dinner with a vertical of Andrew Geoffrey from 2002 - 2007 (2006 isn't released yet and 2007 was a barrel tasting). I liked them all very much, but my favorite was 2005. It seemed to have a beautiful combination of the long finish of 2003 with the tanins and complexity of 2004. Lovely.
2005 Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark opaque purple. Dark fruits, blackberry, cassis, leather, some chocolate. Bold, rich, powerful and concentrated. Tannins are there but somewhat softened. Getting a hint of smoke. A super long finish. This truly is what a mountain cab is all about.
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