2005 Wattle Creek Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, CA $8.99

Silverdale, WA    14.4% alc.    (Purchased on 9/24/14)

IMG_1768Opaque deep, dark purple…almost black-looking with a bright pink rim.  In the very intensely aromatic nose there’s cedar, mint, leather, tobacco, cocoa, black coffee and tar.  In the mouth, the acidity and tannins land a direct hit…neither one overly so, but both quite obvious.  More black coffee, mint, tobacco and tar with bitter dark chocolate and licorice in the mouth.  A bit drying on the finish from the tannins, but overall this is a very aromatic, well-balanced and flavorful Alexander Valley Cab that clearly fits the varietal profile.  Showing extremely well at nine years old…and should continue to age well for 2-3 years.  But why wait?

A 2007 Wattle Creek Mendocino Red Blend and a 2009 Sauvignon Blanc were previously reviewed here.  And in an effort to provide more information on this cab, check out these mostly positive Cellartracker and Snooth reviews.  It appears the wine went for around $30 regular retail, so this is a great deal.

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3 thoughts on “2005 Wattle Creek Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, CA $8.99

  1. lim13 Post author

    Less than a case left on the shelves at Silverdale today. And I noticed on a shelf talker that Wine Enthusiast apparently thinks 2012 was best “drink by” date. Still tasting great to me though.

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