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2004 Havens Wine Cellars Bourriquot Red Wine Napa Valley
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About Havens Wine Cellars

Prior to selling his winery, Michael Havens made Merlot in a distinctly Bordeaux style, with a restrained sweetness and notes of lead pencil, minerals, game and tobacco leaf. He was also a pioneer of California Syrah in a distinctly northern Rhône style, typically showing notes of dark fruits, black pepper and gunflint.

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2004 Havens Wine Cellars Bourriquot Red Wine Napa Valley

Producer: Havens Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Franc
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007

($40; a 70/30 blend of cabernet franc and merlot) Moderately saturated dark red. Complex, subtle aromas of black raspberry, redcurrant, mocha, brown spices, tobacco, smoke and earth. A step up in definition from the merlot bottlings, with good underlying minerality and spice character contributing brightness and energy. Firm, balanced wine with very good lift. Finishes with building, slightly dry tannins.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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STUNNING! Much more sophisticated today.
by blevins11445488
We tried another bottle recently and were stunned how the wine has developed over the last five years. It had an exquisite balance and fineness at the 3-4 hour mark. This wine is perhaps the biggest bargain we have enjoyed from WA.
Let it breathe
by Oller13538382
I loved it the first few times, then I let it breathe in a decanter for almost two hours. Richer, more mature, full in the mouth. Fantastic!
At this price, this wine is a bargain
by Izquierdo13555179
Very rounded wine, true Bordeaux-like, smooth but with plenty of character

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the three principal varieties in Bordeaux, as well as being the dominant variety in the fine wines of the western Loire Valley. In Bordeaux's Left Bank, Cabernet Franc serves as a blending component adding aromatic complexity to the more muscular Cabernet Sauvignon. On the Right Bank, the grape is found in the clay soils of St. Emilion, where it...
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