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Highland Estates Highland Estates Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

External Review by We Speak Wine:

"Full-bodied and lush, it brims with blackberry tart, black cherry jam, mocha, root beer, cola, molasses and sweet vanilla oak. Enormously complex, the wine unfolds in delicious layer after layer. Best opened young to enjoy its voluptuous fruit." - Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, June 2007 "Cabernet yields powerful tannic extract in this mountain vineyard, here worked into a soft, luxurious texture. The cherrylike fruit is merely a backdrop for the tannic complexity." "Feathered garnet hue. Smoky oak aromas with red fruit and clove. Sweet cherry and cranberry flavors with a pungent earthiness and a note of clove. Crisp, well-oaked finish shows an orange zest accent." - Tom E. Smith, Wine News, June 2007

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Kendall-Jackson:
  Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, was a legend in the wine industry. Thanks to his dedication and skill, he popularized Chardonnay in the United States, with the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over 20 years. In 1983, just one year after he founded Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, his Chardonnay won the first double Platinum Award ever given by... Read more
  Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, was a legend in the wine industry. Thanks to his dedication and skill, he popularized Chardonnay in the United States, with the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over 20 years. In 1983, just one year after he founded Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, his Chardonnay won the first double Platinum Award ever given by the American Wine Competition. Jackson passed away on April 21, 2011, at the age of 81, leaving behind the highest-selling brand of “super-premium” wine in the United States. In 1974, Jess Jackson and his wife, Jane Kendall, purchased and converted a pear and walnut orchard in Lakeport, California into a vineyard. In 1982, a downturn in the grape market discouraged Jackson from selling grapes, so he took the opportunity to create his own winery, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. This was a wise decision, since today, with 14,000 acres across California’s Sonoma County and numerous distinctions, Kendall-Jackson is one of the most successful wineries in America. Read less

External Reviews for Highland Estates Highland Estates Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

"Full-bodied and lush, it brims with blackberry tart, black cherry jam, mocha, root beer, cola, molasses and sweet vanilla oak. Enormously complex, the wine unfolds in delicious layer after layer. Best opened young to enjoy its voluptuous fruit." - Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, June 2007 "Cabernet yields powerful tannic extract in this mountain vineyard, here worked into a soft, luxurious texture. The cherrylike fruit is merely a backdrop for the tannic complexity." "Feathered garnet hue. Smoky oak aromas with red fruit and clove. Sweet cherry and cranberry flavors with a pungent earthiness and a note of clove. Crisp, well-oaked finish shows an orange zest accent." - Tom E. Smith, Wine News, June 2007


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

One of the riper of the Highland Estate's current crop of Cabernets, the Hawkeye Mountain shows intense varietal character. It's rich in black currants and cedar, with a tangy minerality and firm but pliant tannins. A beautiful Cabernet, at its best now and through 2015. - S.H. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

WE: 93 Points W&S: 90 Points WN: 90 Points



Tasting Notes:

Deep black cherry and cassis flavor with concentrated mineral and terroirial tones. Well extracted, elegantly muscular, with chewy, soft tannins.

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1,201 cases produced.

Notes: 72% new

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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