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Kasuari Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005

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2005 offered a long and even growing season and yielded deep wines with soft, mouth-filling tannins. A bold mix of classic Cabernet flavors unfold in the glass with lavish plum, blackberry and cassis fruit accompanied coffee, chocolate and toffee typical of hillside fruit. New French oak barrels from the Nevers and Troncais used during aging add spice and sage aromas. Match this Cabernet Sauvignon with full flavored dishes including beef, lamb and duck. While this wine will age gracefully beyond ten years, we recommend decanting several hours in advance if consumed before 2010.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Winery: Kasuari
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Kasuari:
Kasuari has embarked on a mission to make wines of the highest caliber from the greatest and proven California appellations: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from Napa Valley and across Sonoma County, Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley and Syrah from Sonoma County. Using an old world approach we feel that flavors begin in the vineyard and that the terrior is spec... Read more
Kasuari has embarked on a mission to make wines of the highest caliber from the greatest and proven California appellations: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from Napa Valley and across Sonoma County, Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley and Syrah from Sonoma County. Using an old world approach we feel that flavors begin in the vineyard and that the terrior is specific to each variety. We have chosen each vineyard to yield the highest quality grapes possible. With careful attention in the vineyard, we monitor the grapevine’s balance and crop load to ensure the highest quality. In the winery natural winemaking practices are used in a quest to make artistic, handcrafted wines that reflect our passion to provide the most enjoyable wine drinking experience. Each wine is hand crafted with naturally occurring yeast handling the fermentations. We gently destem all fruit and often put whole clusters in the fermenter! Never fined or filtered these wines represent the vineyard and terrior as it should be at its very best! Our wines are available in very limited quantities and are suitable for any occasion. Read less

Member Reviews for Kasuari Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: wine101
4667013
5.00 5
04/01/2008

This was a perfect wine for me. This was complex and full flavored. I would highly suggest decanting it before serving.


Snooth User: wine101
4667013
5.00 5
04/01/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: wine101
4667013
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/01/2008

GREAT Wine.... It's now 4 years old and is tasting better as time goes by. I have opened 4 bottles so far.


Snooth User: wine101
4667013
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/01/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Kasuari Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/22/2008

This is a wine that could do well to age! That's not to say it isn't delicious right now, and with a few hours in the decanter it really opens up nicely! Its supple, lush and then the finish really strips your mouth - The nose reminds me of toys I had when I was little that smelled like plastic and fruit - Strawberry Shortcake even. There are glorious plush flavors of fruit and tobacco on the palette that lead to a luscious and lingering finish of summer fruits and currant. Try an experiment for me and age a bottle for 10 years- let me know how this wine grows up. I can't trust myself to have a bottle in the house without opening it immediately!


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
03/28/2008

The color of this wine is so deep you may lose your self in it. The aroma is comprised of Voluptuous Plums and Blackberries. Flavors begin at plum and choclate with notes of slate and subtle tobacco and go on to a silky and seductive finish. Opulent texture and lush layers leave you relaxed and satsified!


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Source: AmericanWinery.com
02/26/2008

Ladies if you've seen this movie, you know what I mean. . . although I don't REALLY like telling people what they want to hear. I'd rather tell the truth. Now, the truth can change. . . . but in this case, I think instead of the truth changing for the bad, it will only change for the good. All metaphors aside. . . this wine is worth it. There is sweet berry fruit on the nose that leads into an almost baby powder aroma. The mouth feel is round and lush with notes of cassis up front expanding into an espresso like finish that lasts for days. Very food friendly and approachable, this wine is fantastic now and will last several years in the bottle. And that's no lie. . . I'm not even stretching the truth!


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

2005 offered a long and even growing season and yielded deep wines with soft, mouth-filling tannins. A bold mix of classic Cabernet flavors unfold in the glass with lavish plum, blackberry and cassis fruit accompanied coffee, chocolate and toffee typical of hillside fruit. New French oak barrels from the Nevers and Troncais used during aging add spice and sage aromas. Match this Cabernet Sauvignon with full flavored dishes including beef, lamb and duck. While this wine will age gracefully beyond ten years, we recommend decanting several hours in advance if consumed before 2010.



2005 offered a long and even growing season and yielded deep wines with soft, mouth-filling tannins. A bold mix of classic Cabernet flavors unfold in the glass with lavish plum, blackberry and cassis fruit accompanied coffee, chocolate and toffee typical of hillside fruit. New French oak barrels from the Nevers and Troncais used during aging add spice and sage aromas. Match this Cabernet Sauvignon with full flavored dishes including beef, lamb and duck. While this wine will age gracefully beyond ten years, we recommend decanting several hours in advance if consumed before 2010.

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