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Hollywood and Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauv 05 /750m Hollywood & Vine 2005

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Notes on the Hollywood & Vine 2480 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Magnum Btl. 2 Btl Lmt. : NVWE NOTES: This is a sweet-natured and luxurious Cabernet with ideally ripe, beautifully defined fruit and superb elegance. The aromas are a seductive mix of dark cherry, mocha, dark plum, red currant, baking spices, star anise and sweetly creamy vanilla. It is palate-coating and wonderfully supple, with lush cherry, currant, mocha and vanilla flavors over a darkly earthy undercurrent. It finishes with great polish and pristine focus and penetrating fruit that is full of vitality and lingers. Certain to improve for another four years or more, this is this fine winerys best Cab to date.WINEMAKER NOTES: This ultra-ripe Cabernet shows the complexity of its multi-faceted origins. Juicy black cherry and raspberry notes from Oakville and Rutherford dominate the aromas, as Spring Mountains trademark purple plum, mocha, and sweet black olive notes add complexity. Structurally, while the wine shows the density of hillside fruit from Mt. Veeder and Spring Mountain, part of the identity of the 2005 vintage seems to be a slightly more elegant and approachable tannin profile, supplemented by the silky qualities of the Rutherford and Oakville benchland vineyards. WINEMAKER: Celia MasyczekHOLLYWOOD & VINE 2480 NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 MAGNUM BTL. 2 BTL LMT.

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Hollywood and Vine Cellars:
When you hear the words “Hollywood and Vine," the famous intersection in Los Angeles might come to mind, but for us, the name represents the partnership between friends and a mutual love of wine. Actor turned director and screenwriter, Doug Barr, relocated to the Napa Valley from Hollywood, in the early 1990’s. Inspired to try his hand at the wine business, Doug called his longtime pal, Bruce ... Read more
When you hear the words “Hollywood and Vine," the famous intersection in Los Angeles might come to mind, but for us, the name represents the partnership between friends and a mutual love of wine. Actor turned director and screenwriter, Doug Barr, relocated to the Napa Valley from Hollywood, in the early 1990’s. Inspired to try his hand at the wine business, Doug called his longtime pal, Bruce Orosz, and together, they created Hollywood and Vine Cellars. Recruiting one of the most talented winemakers in the valley, Celia Welch, H & V released it’s first vintage in 1998 to glowing reviews. Read less

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03/23/2009

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Notes on the Hollywood & Vine 2480 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Magnum Btl. 2 Btl Lmt. : NVWE NOTES: This is a sweet-natured and luxurious Cabernet with ideally ripe, beautifully defined fruit and superb elegance. The aromas are a seductive mix of dark cherry, mocha, dark plum, red currant, baking spices, star anise and sweetly creamy vanilla. It is palate-coating and wonderfully supple, with lush cherry, currant, mocha and vanilla flavors over a darkly earthy undercurrent. It finishes with great polish and pristine focus and penetrating fruit that is full of vitality and lingers. Certain to improve for another four years or more, this is this fine winerys best Cab to date.WINEMAKER NOTES: This ultra-ripe Cabernet shows the complexity of its multi-faceted origins. Juicy black cherry and raspberry notes from Oakville and Rutherford dominate the aromas, as Spring Mountains trademark purple plum, mocha, and sweet black olive notes add complexity. Structurally, while the wine shows the density of hillside fruit from Mt. Veeder and Spring Mountain, part of the identity of the 2005 vintage seems to be a slightly more elegant and approachable tannin profile, supplemented by the silky qualities of the Rutherford and Oakville benchland vineyards. WINEMAKER: Celia MasyczekHOLLYWOOD & VINE 2480 NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 MAGNUM BTL. 2 BTL LMT.

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