Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

TASTING NOTES: "This Cabernet displays captivating aromas and intoxicating flavors that scream expensive!!! Starting with aromas of cassis, licorice, leather and mocha. Dense, creamy-sweet and juicy, with excellent concentration to its luscious flavors of dark plums and cherries, plus cocoa, and a hint of coconut on the succulent finish. This grand creation features ultra luscious fruit flavors deftly melded together with lavish tannins that bode well for long term cellaring (if you can wait). Enjoy tonight, after decanting an hour, or anytime over the next 5 � 7 years, peaking around 2014. Hurry because I plan to stock a few bottles in my personal cellar!" Hal Oates, Porthos.com FUN FACT: Sampling the brand new Chateau Boswell �Beckstoffer To-Kalon� Cabernet 2005 is an out of body experience, reminiscent of the Paul Hobbs �Beckstoffer To Kalon� Cabernet that Robert Parker rated a �Perfect 100� points�. or dare we say a �Perfect 10� sexier than Farah, Kate, or Jaclyn. The �To Kalon� block of the Beckstoffer vineyard is arguably the most famous �insider� vineyard in the heart of Napa (home of the original Mondavi Reserve and across from Opus One) and the source of bottlings that consistently score between 95 and 100 points for winery greats Schafer, Paul Hobbs ($285), Carter ($145) and now Chateau Boswell, a relative �bargain� at a mere $89/bottle. Our friends at Ch. Boswell have special access to select vines in the most desirable sweet spot of this historic vineyard so trust us on this one and order several bottles now as the winery only crafted 200 cases

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Chateau Boswell:
In 1979 R. Thornton Boswell founded Chateau Boswell and under the direction of André Tchelistcheff began producing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1997 Susan and RT Boswell planted the estate hillside vineyard in virgin soils that continue to be maintained organically. The Chateau Boswell caves, 65 feet below the estate hillside vineyard, were designed by Susan to green building specificatio... Read more
In 1979 R. Thornton Boswell founded Chateau Boswell and under the direction of André Tchelistcheff began producing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1997 Susan and RT Boswell planted the estate hillside vineyard in virgin soils that continue to be maintained organically. The Chateau Boswell caves, 65 feet below the estate hillside vineyard, were designed by Susan to green building specifications with the desire to continue to be responsible stewards of the land, reducing the impact upon the environment through green business practices which reduce energy and water use. As the first certified Napa Green Winery, Chateau Boswell continues to preserve and protect the Napa Valley through their practices and through their active participation in support of sustainable initiatives. At Chateau Boswell we remain committed to our philosophy of zero compromise winemaking of small lot premium wines that display the unique characteristics of their vineyard sources through old world low intervention winemaking techniques. Whether it is berry by berry sorting for our Cabernet, or the gentle stirring of our barrel fermented Chardonnay, winemaker Luc Morlet has clearly displayed his talents and his belief in a Quality without Compromise approach. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

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Snooth User: markpalamar
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4.00 5
01/22/2010

Four glasses



TASTING NOTES: "This Cabernet displays captivating aromas and intoxicating flavors that scream expensive!!! Starting with aromas of cassis, licorice, leather and mocha. Dense, creamy-sweet and juicy, with excellent concentration to its luscious flavors of dark plums and cherries, plus cocoa, and a hint of coconut on the succulent finish. This grand creation features ultra luscious fruit flavors deftly melded together with lavish tannins that bode well for long term cellaring (if you can wait). Enjoy tonight, after decanting an hour, or anytime over the next 5 � 7 years, peaking around 2014. Hurry because I plan to stock a few bottles in my personal cellar!" Hal Oates, Porthos.com FUN FACT: Sampling the brand new Chateau Boswell �Beckstoffer To-Kalon� Cabernet 2005 is an out of body experience, reminiscent of the Paul Hobbs �Beckstoffer To Kalon� Cabernet that Robert Parker rated a �Perfect 100� points�. or dare we say a �Perfect 10� sexier than Farah, Kate, or Jaclyn. The �To Kalon� block of the Beckstoffer vineyard is arguably the most famous �insider� vineyard in the heart of Napa (home of the original Mondavi Reserve and across from Opus One) and the source of bottlings that consistently score between 95 and 100 points for winery greats Schafer, Paul Hobbs ($285), Carter ($145) and now Chateau Boswell, a relative �bargain� at a mere $89/bottle. Our friends at Ch. Boswell have special access to select vines in the most desirable sweet spot of this historic vineyard so trust us on this one and order several bottles now as the winery only crafted 200 cases

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