91 points and more, ’05 Cab reviewed on WineBerserkers

A review of the ’05 Cabernet on WineBerserkers: Old time Spring Mountain Cabernet. Notes of plum, cassis, minerals, some briar, mint and herbs. Palate is fresh and focused, deep, a little racy, with more minerals and black fruit. Very good balance and the tannic edge integrates front to back. Fine, long finish. The wine cries out for a grilled lamb chop and will benefit from cellar time. I wish more modern cabs from Spring Mountain expressed their place of origin this well. Warning, if you are a fan of big, thick, velvety Napa cab this will not float your boat. But if you miss the Napa cabs of the late eighties to early-mid nineties like I do, this will be a pleasant and welcomed surprise. (91 pts.)

Author: corkingnapa

Julie Ann Kodmur is a second-generation Californian who was born in San Francisco and grew up in La Jolla. As an eighth grader she was the runner-up in the state spelling bee. She’s lived in Italy and New York and now lives in the Napa Valley with her family. She is a marketing and publicity consultant in the wine industry. Her business life can be seen at http://www.julieannkodmur.com. This is the home for the overflow. The ‘title’ is a reference to a sculpture honoring an Argentinean journalist who practiced his craft in the 1930s before literally dying for his words. No such drama here, just hopefully some provocative fun.

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