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Eagle Eye Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005

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Eagle Eye 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the first to showcase fruit from the famous "AlphaWOLF Ranch." The addition of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot provides that deep purple color and layers of complexity with a bouquet of red ripe fruits. ripe raspberries, dark cherries and black currants fill your mouth with that first sip. A hint of vanilla from the French oak barrels shows up in the long lingering finish.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Rutherford

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Eagle Eye winery:
We are Bill & Roxanne Wolf, Napa Valley growers of world class red wine grapes and Italian varietal olives for oil. We are also Wine Institute Educational Trust trained wine tasters, wine grape and olive growers, artist, culinary professional and owners of the Eagle Eye wine brand and AlphaWOLF Vineyard & Olive Ranch. The Eagle Eye brand was created to make small quantities of high quality wine... Read more
We are Bill & Roxanne Wolf, Napa Valley growers of world class red wine grapes and Italian varietal olives for oil. We are also Wine Institute Educational Trust trained wine tasters, wine grape and olive growers, artist, culinary professional and owners of the Eagle Eye wine brand and AlphaWOLF Vineyard & Olive Ranch. The Eagle Eye brand was created to make small quantities of high quality wine from the Napa Valley that we are able to blend, with our winemaker, to create fruit forward, approachable young blends that are affordable and age worthy. We want the consumer to count upon and recognize the Eagle Eye brand as great wine for a great price. Roxanne has a strong sales and marketing background coming from her 25+ years as a real estate broker. During those years she refined her painting style. In 1998 she chose to start painting full time. Her style of painting moved from hard edge to whimsical. She then added nature and wine to her bold, colorful style. Her use of bright colors and her trademark of eagle heads on human bodies led us to develop our Eagle Eye wine brand where we have used a different one of her paintings for each wine varietal we make. She not only paints, but she also designs all of our labels for our wine and olive oil lines. Bill has worked for 30+ years in the food service industry. He was trained and worked as a chef in his early years and progressed to Vice President of operations when he left the ARAmark Corp. in 1996. "My father taught me organic farming as a youngster in a small community outside of Pittsburgh PA. My passion for food and wine and my desire to grow led me to my dream of growing grapes and olives and making them into wine and oil. In 1999 we purchased our ranch and have been working on our dreams to come true ever since." Read less

External Reviews for Eagle Eye Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/14/2009

This is a really solid Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon without the outlandish price-tag. The nose is classic, wafts of leather, dark cedar, tobacco and black cherry. Flavors of black currant and unsweetened chocolate are dominant with a nice rich soil component. The finish lingers nicely. In these economic times, it is nice to know that you can still get the flavors and structure you're looking for in a Napa Valley Cab without having to shell out $600 for a case.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/14/2009

This wine was a delight! What started out as more of a floral nose (complete with rose petals and other flowery smells) blew off to reveal more of black cherries and cedar. The flavor profile had unsweetened chocolate, some earthy minerals in addition to black currants. A wine with a variety of complexities and layers to discover without being over the top, try this as a great gateway into Napa Valley cabs in all their glory.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/14/2009

Copper components and a buttery finish.



Eagle Eye 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the first to showcase fruit from the famous "AlphaWOLF Ranch." The addition of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot provides that deep purple color and layers of complexity with a bouquet of red ripe fruits. ripe raspberries, dark cherries and black currants fill your mouth with that first sip. A hint of vanilla from the French oak barrels shows up in the long lingering finish.

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