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Calistoga Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005

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"This wine has tons of depth, richness and purity of flavor. You'll note layers of plum and cherry fruit with touches of chocolate, herb and oak. Awards ~ Silver Medal-San Francisco International Wine Competition "

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Calistoga Cellars:
In July 1996, Roger Louer and several of his best friends bought 11 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, near Calistoga, along with the Blossom Creek Cottage. Originally, there was no plan to create a winery. But after a few years of selling grapes to some of Napa's top wineries, they decided to take the plunge into the winemaking world. Roger writes: "Friends from around the Country would come v... Read more
In July 1996, Roger Louer and several of his best friends bought 11 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, near Calistoga, along with the Blossom Creek Cottage. Originally, there was no plan to create a winery. But after a few years of selling grapes to some of Napa's top wineries, they decided to take the plunge into the winemaking world. Roger writes: "Friends from around the Country would come visit my wife and me, stay in the Blossom Creek cottage, and begin to become emotionally invested in what we were doing. So I thought, why not invite our friends to become part of the winemaking process, and make them partial owners? Sharing that process with our friends has been the key to our success. With partners all over the country, we have ambassadors in many major US markets. They help gain recognition for the brand by introducing it to their favorite retailers, restaurants, and distributors in their own backyards. This grass roots approach has been crucial to our growth, since national marketing on this level is often too exhausting or expensive for young wineries." Read less

Member Reviews for Calistoga Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: audiquattro
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5.00 5
10/30/2010

Very solid wine for the money. It is probably the best wine under $30. Rich/complex and plummy flavor. Well structured and has a good bite of aged oak and yet soft tannis. Just as good as the 2001 and 2000. One thing I learned about Calistoga cellars cab is when you should open and judge the wine. I wouldn't judge it until it pass 5 years since it is bottled. The Tannis needs to be age well while the flavor continues to grow. Best drink 5-10 years.


Snooth User: chenitsi
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3.50 5
09/06/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Calistoga Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/06/2009

A Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers classic aromas of blackcurrants, dark chocolate and rich tannins. Accessible and full bodied and a fine choice for any meat dishes.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
11/03/2009

Lots of cassis, plush fruit, dark chocolate with a licorice end.



"This wine has tons of depth, richness and purity of flavor. You'll note layers of plum and cherry fruit with touches of chocolate, herb and oak. Awards ~ Silver Medal-San Francisco International Wine Competition "

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