2005 Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena)

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Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa Valley, Red Wine, St. Helena, USA

Served blind. Clearly recognizable as a California wine. Lots of fruit, but very balanced. Surprisingly soft for a wine this young. Cherry, spice, earth and chocolate. Not overly complex and complicated, but a thoroughly enjoyable wine. Should be able to go for another number of years in the cellar, but I would drink between now and 2015.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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