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Amity Wines USD 85.99 750ml

Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Vineyard Select 2005

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[95 pts Wine Advocate] The full-bodied 2005 Perry's Blend is a combination of estate fruit and purchased grapes. It is a wine of extraordinary elegance and precision displaying a sweet expansive nose of spring flowers black currants and hints of blueberries as well as crushed rocks. An ethereal lightness and overall harmony give the wine a Bordeaux-like framework. It possesses terrific purity and depth and a sweetness to the tannin that suggests it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years.

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Juslyn Vineyards:
When British ex-patriots Perry and Carolyn Butler moved to California in 1982, they never dreamed they would own 42 acres of prime vineyard land in the heart of Napa Valley. They arrived in California as high-tech pioneers and founded their own computer company in the San Francisco Bay area. After routine 80-hour work weeks, the couple relaxed during weekend trips to Napa Valley, where they ... Read more
When British ex-patriots Perry and Carolyn Butler moved to California in 1982, they never dreamed they would own 42 acres of prime vineyard land in the heart of Napa Valley. They arrived in California as high-tech pioneers and founded their own computer company in the San Francisco Bay area. After routine 80-hour work weeks, the couple relaxed during weekend trips to Napa Valley, where they were bitten by the wine bug. Dreams of high-tech dominance soon turned to thoughts of returning to the land and grape growing. In 1997, their dream became a reality when Perry and Carolyn sold their computer business and founded Juslyn Vineyards on a site overlooking the renowned Spring Mountain Winery. (The name, Juslyn, is derived from the names, Justine-the Butlers' daughter-and Carolyn.) In 1998, they made their first vintage of Juslyn from grapes purchased from Andy Beckstoffer as they waited patiently for their own vines to mature. Their patience paid in 2000, when they were able to harvest their estate for the first time to produce 80 cases of Spring Mountain cabernet sauvignon. Since then, there has been no turning back. Perry and Carolyn have committed to making the best wine possible in the heart of Napa Valley's acclaimed Spring Mountain District. Having received 90+points from accredited publications like Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (December 2003) and Wine and Spirits Magazine (August 2004), the Butler's are proving that they are on the path of success and truly living the American dream. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Vineyard Select

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,210
4.50 5
04/15/2011

This is youthful and packed with fresh black cherry fruit, chipotle, some well integrated wood spice, a fine faint grassy tone, a top not of vanilla and a vein of grilled steak with A1 sauce. Cool and crisp in the mouth with excellent focus and good depth. This is a big wine but it’s also quite elegant with spice and mineral notes offering fine cut on the palate and great persistence of fresh black fruit on the long finish. This is still tight and probably needs another 3 years to hit its stride. A great showing today. 94pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,210
4.50 5
01/11/2011

Full and deep on the nose with an underlying herb and rocky soil tone upon which are layered of ripe red currant, dried green chili, carob, light notes of woodspice and cedar and gentle top notes hinting at flowers. Very fresh and light on entry though this immediately displays a layered attack of licorice, bittersweet chocolate, and dried cherry fruit. The tannins are present, and slightly drying but the don’t effect the texture of the wine which remains cool and crisp. A rather firm yet elegant style of Cabernet with full ripeness though the fruit retains a tell tale vegetal note in the mouth which turns quite aromatic and minty on the long, elegant finish which ends with a nutty, chocolaty note and a tiny bit of heat. A wine with a future though aromatically and texturally it is terrific today. 92pts


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Snooth User: chrisdorn
36594124
4.50 5
03/26/2011

9 out of 10 for us, very full-bodied, does great with decanting


Snooth User: n2r49rs
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4.00 5
02/03/2011

Four glasses



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[95 pts Wine Advocate] The full-bodied 2005 Perry's Blend is a combination of estate fruit and purchased grapes. It is a wine of extraordinary elegance and precision displaying a sweet expansive nose of spring flowers black currants and hints of blueberries as well as crushed rocks. An ethereal lightness and overall harmony give the wine a Bordeaux-like framework. It possesses terrific purity and depth and a sweetness to the tannin that suggests it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years.

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