Souverain Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Deep ruby with a purple edge, this reserve reflects the best of the vintage in Alexander Valley. A densely packed Cab...

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Shows a return to the form of Souverain's glory days. Beautiful and complex, with luscious flavors of blackberries, currants and dried herbs, wrapp... Read more

The finest of the group is the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve. Aromas and flavors of espresso roast, sweet toasty oak, black currants,... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/22/2012

Shows a return to the form of Souverain's glory days. Beautiful and complex, with luscious flavors of blackberries, currants and dried herbs, wrapped into soft, smooth tannins. Really classy. Best now and through 2012. S.H. Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Winemakers Reserve 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/17/2011

The finest of the group is the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve. Aromas and flavors of espresso roast, sweet toasty oak, black currants, licorice, and spice box are present in this medium-bodied Cabernet. With soft tannins as well as a vel... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Winemakers Reserve 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby with a purple edge, this reserve reflects the best of the vintage in Alexander Valley. A densely packed Cab which exhibits the typical black cherry, wild blackberry and cassis for which this appellation is known. The extended aging in superbly coopered new barrels has integrated the thick tannins and layered nuances of vanilla, espresso, baking spices and leather onto the already complex fruit aromas and flavors. This is a muscular Cabernet, typical of the vintage, which will age well over the next 10 years, but has plenty of accessible ripeness to appreciate upon release.

Deep ruby with a purple edge, this reserve reflects the best of the vintage in Alexander Valley. A densely packed Cab which exhibits the typical black cherry, wild blackberry and cassis for which this appellation is known. The extended aging in superbly coopered new barrels has integrated the thick tannins and layered nuances of vanilla, espresso, baking spices and leather onto the already complex fruit aromas and flavors. This is a muscular Cabernet, typical of the vintage, which will age well over the next 10 years, but has plenty of accessible ripeness to appreciate upon release.

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