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2005 Kongsgaard Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($150) Good deep ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice, nutty oak and a whiff of baked bread on the sexy nose, lifted by ethereal dried rose and iris nuances. Then fat, large-scaled and generous on the palate, with concentrated black fruit and tar flavors lifted by flowers. Finishes with huge but sweet tannins, terrific backbone and outstanding persistence. Kongsgaard, who describes this wine as a "chocolate and cherry dessert," notes that he has vinified this fruit in the past but never bottled and sold it on its own until this vintage.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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