Cost: $36.99 (Cayman Islands)
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: Jacques Scott, Cayman Islands
Country: United States
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Beringer Estate Winery
Alcohol: 14.2% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep ruby with a garnet tinge in colour and a medium to medium+ intense nose.
If you have the 2005 in a cellar, lucky you.
Positives: A complex wine featuring cedar, blackberry, dark cherry, Christmas cake, pumpkin pie, star anise, vanilla, cinnamon, white pepper, peppercorn, arugula, chocolate, & olive tapenade. Medium+ body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity a long length.
Negatives: I don’t have any more bottles left.
Drink now on its own and pair it with tenderloin steak. This still can cellar easily for another 5-7 years.
Tasted: 30 June 13
Score: 9.5+/10, Value: 9.5/10 Total: 19+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 5